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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Today my woodworking was featured in a magazine !
Before you react to that, you should know it's not a woodworking magazine,just a kind of general interest weekly mag.
It's an article about people with hobbies that aren't related to their profession.

I gave router forums, lumberjocks and woddgears.ca a plug though, so we might be getting some more Croatians visiting here.

In 8 years of living here, I've been on tv because I'm a foreigner, another occasion because my family doesn't live the 'normal' life others do, another occasion because we have unusual names (the themes they think up for talk shows), I've been in the newspaper because the police beat me up, and several other times that feature my performance, once in a feature with my wife about 'well known people around town',
I was featured in a lifestyle magazine because I'm good at cooking asian food, and now this current one.

I'm starting to think that if a journalist needs a story, they ask me first and some how I cover all bases. Weird. Next one will probably be about men that can use a sewing machine.
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Hey, good for you Gavin!!

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Good one.

Love the so called "candid" shots. I was in a local paper years ago because of my glass etching. The candid was me holding an Xacto knife against a finished piece like there was really something to do next.
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Cool stuff Gavin. Too bad the 'Google Translator' can't chew up jpeg images (yet!)...

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Good Stuff Gav!!!
Sounds like your becoming quite a local celebrity. I've enjoyed many of your posts. But always wandered how an aussie wound up in Croatia? And now I am intrigued with What is Gav's peculiar lifestyle that a local paper wrote about it. Care to share?

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Text is pretty boring standard stuff about how I got started and where I find inspiration, costs, blah blah.
I'll see how google goes translating a pdf,and if it's readable, I'll post it.

Ok, so translation is readable.

Street performer and consultant in organizing street festivals autralian Gavin Hay eight years living in Croatia. Many people are familiar with the festival "Cest is d best" organized by his wife Domnana or have you seen on Ban Jelacic Square, where performs occasionally show a man leopard. His life is dynamic, filled with travel, but in winter, while in phase mirnojoj Gavin spends his time making furniture for myself, family and friends. First, as the house was made the bed, they just moved and had only a mattress. He then made a coffee table and desk and a table with a sofa. The table in the dining room was transformed, and in fact all of his work in the apartment except for sofas, kitchen and bathroom.
"I went to technical school in Australia and there met with the processing of wood, but only in the grounds. Most of the things I've learned later, "says Gavin Hay. When he moved to Hravatska woodwork him little by little become a hobby. "I first started here and there to do something in the yard. Everything is somewhat expensive hobby because it is a tool set, and to get a piece of furniture trabaš have overhead. For a serious start are necessary milling, hand tools and drill it is no small investment, "says Gavin. It took him some time to find the workspace. The notion that it will be easy to rent a garage proved to be unrealistic. "Arisen to some obstacles. For example, the owner would have thought that I wanted to start a business, although this was not true, so we odma lifted the price. One garage owner lived close so thought I stvrati noise ... But I finally have some time in one area in Laniste who works with a rock band that has a probe here, "says Gavin.
He made furniture for the cottage on the island of Krk. Sad is an attractive cabinet, and will then bunk bed for children.
"Everything that I made did not turn out cheaper than Ikea because their stuff mostly of plywood, but you turned me cheaper than I bought furniture from solid wood," says Gavin. In addition, the cabinet, who now works off the designer's idea for a piece that originally costs 4000 Euro. He will be on as it uses recycled wood turn out 150 euros. However, cost savings, says Gavin, is not its prime mover, but I need to do something. To complete the knowledge of Gavin regularly monitors the forums, such as wood working forums where there is inspiration. Regularly teaches. It is in fact, he says, see the difference from the older generation of people who also love carpentry. "Previous generations are generally less open to new ideas. More held principles - so I learned to work 60 years ago and so it is accurate. Moreover the younger generation through blogs and forums looking for change, innovation and new styles, "says Gavin.
His family has already been learned, for his birthday give him the tools.
"If there were no doors in the winter to become an Internet vegetables. He'd sit in front of a computer in the same position from morning to night ... And now I go to a lot of forums, but I'm glad to read about things that interest me and that I may later try to make or inspire me for something, "says Gavin, who serves only recycled trees. So, the only wood that is already used for something and then discarded.
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Next one will probably be about men that can use a sewing machine.
I own the sewing machine in this family. Bought it to make kites.

I made the front page of the Dearborn, Mi. news paper one year. I was flying a kite in the middle of February. Got my 15 minutes of fame.

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Good Stuff Gav!!!
Sounds like your becoming quite a local celebrity. I've enjoyed many of your posts. But always wandered how an aussie wound up in Croatia? And now I am intrigued with What is Gav's peculiar lifestyle that a local paper wrote about it. Care to share?
Not that peculiar really, but for Croatia it is.
Neither my wife or myself have a full time job, and I'm an atheist. Those 2 things alone set us apart from a large majority of the population.
I am a professional Street Performer. I travel the world going to festivals performing my comedy circus show.
The Leopard Man aka Gavin Hay (sadly outdated website at the moment)
When I came here, there was maybe 5-10 other people who were starting to do something similar.

Axlmyk, good to know there's other man sewers here. I use an old pedal powered singer machinelike this.


Sadly there's been a trend here to strip them of the working bits, and use the base for other tables. I can only presume the machine ends up at a scrap yard.
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Text is pretty boring standard stuff about how I got started and where I find inspiration, costs, blah blah.
I'll see how google goes translating a pdf,and if it's readable, I'll post it.
Thank you for posting the translation. I enjoyed reading the story and learning a little more about the person behind the 'username'.

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Axlmyk, good to know there's other man sewers here. I use an old pedal powered singer machinelike this.


Sadly there's been a trend here to strip them of the working bits, and use the base for other tables. I can only presume the machine ends up at a scrap yard.
I picked up an sewing machine over a year ago that I haven't gotten around to learning how to use. It is just a low end Brother brand unit I snagged off of craig's list when I still lived in Los Angeles. I really don't have room to set up my sewing station yet, but as I get more shelves & cabinets built, I am recovering space. With a little more progress, I hope to be crafting my own 'furniture cushions' and the occasional stuffed animal.

As for the antique singer, I have always dreamed of getting my hands on one of those where the 'sewing machine' portion of it is so dilapidated that it wouldn't be a 'crime against a relic' to convert it into a foot powered sawmill and or turning lathe.

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