Stan Ceglinski's Timber Shows

In 1992 Stan was approached by Australia's premier promotion company, Riddel Exhibition Promotion, Melbourne, Victoria, and asked to travel to various locations to entertain visitors at their renowned shows entitled the "Timber & Working with Wood Show." These shows are held annually in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaid and Perth and are of world class standard.

Each city show is of three days duration and attracts approximately 25,000 visitors. Stan has added a nostalgic dimension to these shows with his demonstrations of shingle splitting and traditional bush craft. He has amused thousands with his humorous manner and his very entertaining cross cut saw race.

Content of Stan's Shows
Stan's shows are totally original, authentic, traditional and very exciting. Typically, his shows consist of talks on

  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Product description and specifications
  • Trees - what they are, their soul, their characters
  • Work practices
  • Tools, machinery, clothing etc
  • Bush crafts and timber skills
  • Attitude

And demonstrations of…

  • Various components of a tree
  • Splitting a tree
  • Cross cutting - hand saw, petrol chainsaw, electric chainsaw (safety aspects included)
  • Ripping
  • Producing - paling billets, shingle billets
  • Splitting palings
  • Splitting shingles
  • Carving a cricket bat - normal size and miniature
  • "Riving" timber
  • Making a "behaviour correctional" device

A large number of Stan's visitors spend between 30 minutes and 1 hour watching and listening to Stan's demonstrations. Stan incorporates audience participation into his demonstrations which make them both informative and entertaining.

Many of the visitors introduce themselves after the show and praise Stan for his showmanship and entertaining qualities. Many letters have been received after the Riddell shows complimenting Stan on his demonstrations. Stan's segment, the "Bush Crafts and Timber Skills, incorporating the Great Saw Race" (cross-cut saw race) is heralded as the feature attraction of all Riddell Wood Shows.

Stan regularly gives interviews to major radio stations to promote the shows. Both television Channels 9 and 10 have shot footage of Stan for inclusion in television promotions.

Stan Ceglinski is regarded as the Australian Bushcrafts & Timber Skills entertainer and is highly regarded by Australia's finest woodcrafts people.

Other Shows
As well as the wood shows, Stan also attends a number of select shows each year, e.g.

  • The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, Seymour, Victoria (50,000 people)
  • The Chincogan Fiesta, Mullumbimby, NSW (12,000 people)
  • Farmarama, Wollongbar, NSW (20,000 people)

Stan has won many awards including…

 Year  Award  Venue & City
 "Best Feature Display"
Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show
 "Best Feature Display"
 Perth Timber & Working with Wood Show

"Best Feature Display"

Perth Timber & Working with Wood Show


"Best Feature Display"

 Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show

Stan has the support of a number of companies who assist him to perform and travel interstate. Included in his list of sponsors are:

  • STIHL - tools and equipment
  • TRITON - MANUFACTURING - safety gear
  • AUSTRALIAN WOOD WORKER - Magazines and advertising
  • PRO MAC - equipment
  • RIDDELL EXHIBITION PROMOTIONS - travel, accommodation, meals etc
  • ORGANOIL - Finishing oils and waxes

The Billinudgel Wood Working Company -
Keeping the Tradition Alive!