March 2020 classes (French polishing workshop)

French polishing workshop

Classes coming up in Colac at Colac Woodcrafters rooms Saturday 14 March and Sunday 15th March Colac Woodcrafters Guild.

CONTACT: Margot Fitzpatrick 0424 478 691
DATE: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2020
TIME: 9.30 am  to 4 pm each day
LOCATION: Colac Showgrounds, Bruce Street, Colac

Australian made rocking horse

Look what I discovered when I was restoring and replacing stirrups leather on this Australian made rocking horse. The Stirrups leather were worn. I discovered an Age Newspaper, that had been put in at an earlier date, Wednesday September 21st, 1977, and I replaced this with a Colac Herald dated Monday, February 3rd 2020. So if you work it out, this makes it at least 44 years old, at least, or earlier.


The horse body is constructed of wood and fibre glass and rocks very well on its stand. Made in Australia with cow hide covering the body. Thanks for looking ,keep well and enjoy life. Measurements to come later.

Nifty Nev's Nostrums No.1

Rust removal from marble. Mix a paste of lemon juice and bi-carb soda. Brush onto the rust stains and leave for several hours to evaporate. Rusting stain should dissolve. Persistent stains may require repeating the process. When happy finally rub with creamed milk to polish.

"Mercury" A fabulous Uranium Glass rose bowl

stall N 88 Murray Street Market Colac

A fabulous Uranium Glass rose bowl with flower frog. Made by British company Sowerby in the 1930’s, the design is known as “Mercury”. The bowl has a geometric pattern with 2 panels featuring the Greek God Mercury in a forest scene pressed into the outer surface of the glass. It has a lovely fluted opening and rocket shaped base. It sits on 4 decorative feet. The Flower frog is designed to aid in displaying flowers with ease. It has a large hole in the center and 8 smaller holes around the edges.

WW1 Military Pocket Compass

N 88 Murray Street Market Colac

MILITARY COMPASS: WW1 Military Pocket Compass; marked on the front, L. KAMM & Co. London. V 46893. 1915”; marked on the inside of the lid, 15965. With Military Arrow

French Art Deco Marcel Bever Night Lamp

French Art Deco Marcel Bever Night Lamp Gilt Enameled Porcelain Elephant Lamp, Paris 1925

Stall N 88 Murray Street Market Colac

French Art Deco night lamp in gilt and enameled porcelain made by Marcel Bever in Paris during the 1925’s. M. Bever, friend of Le Corbusier, works with Robj.  (14.5CM.) height | 14CM X 8 CM. base Signed on the bottom. Perfect condition, it needs wiring to the standard electric fitting, Has been Checked and Tagged

Stall N 88 Murray Street Market Colac

French Polishing Classes 30 & 31 March 2019

Come and join my French Polishing classes here in Colac on Saturday 30 March & Sunday 31 March 2019, at the new Colac Woodcrafters Guild Shed at Colac Show Grounds.


Margot Fitzpatrick, Secretary Colac Woodcrafters Guild


telephone: 0424478691

Neville Beechey PO Box 275 Colac 3250 Victoria Australia

Rolls Royce Opera Lamps

… coming up for sale in October these very distinctive opera lamps from a 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. Electric & gas  (very rare) Left and Right lamps. Having the Beechey Treatment.

Poker work before and afterpoker

Coming up for sale, shortly, this poker work trinket box. Possibly purchased from an itinerant sales person during the great depression.