A not for profit club, fostering an interest in woodwork throughout the local community.
Our club has approximately 90 members including both men and women. Groups are formed to meet the interests of the members - our common interest is a passion for woodworking. Current groups include cabinet making, carving, woodturning, pyrography and scroll sawing, all groups operate from the club house. The Club has a monthly general meeting of all members on the 1st Wednesday at 8pm in the CFA meeting room on Ironbark Rd, Yarrambat - visitors are most welcome. The club house is next door.
We are involved in club events during the year with our Annual Exhibition being the highlight of the year. We also assist other community groups and associations on a regular basis and others on an ad hoc basis.
Whatever your skills, project ideas or ability we have them all covered. Check out the Club's special interest groups below.
Unfortunately due to the current covid-19 crisis we have had to shut down all activities at the Club until further notice.
We hope you all stay well, stay at home and abide with all the necessary emergency rules to hopefully get us all through this crisis, and be ready to enjoy the woodworking again when possible. Members with access to the Facebook page can check out a new EDWC private group there in which you may communicate with other members and maybe even post pictures of any projects you are able to continue working on at home.
Great work at home during the lockdown
Well it looks like a lot of members have been very busy at home during the six months of the club's lock down and these pictures taken from the EDWC private facebook group page are only a sample of the fine work posted.
Our Groups - Click or tap the image for more information
Scroll saw group
The club has a number of scroll saws and a very active group lead by some very experienced and fine exponents of the craft, catering for old hands and learners alike.
Box Making Group
The activities of the Box making group is rather self explanatory. Members use these group sessions to work on or be guided in the process of making boxes of any size, shape or use.
Monday mornings at the club are set aside for mentoring new members, including project making and training on all the general wood working machinery.
The carving group meet twice monthly on the first and third Friday morning and enjoy the social aspect as well as sharing in the progress and quality of their work.
The club has a couple of experienced luthiers and many enthusiastic instrument makers completing a range of projects as broad as guitars, ukuleles, 3 and 4 string CBGs and violins.
There are a few sessions each week where any club member may attend and work on their own particular project or collaborative projects.
We have a number of very experienced woodturners and two different group sessions catering for all levels of wood turning, with enough lathes of various sizes for all types of projects.
The word comes from the Greek “pur” (fire) and “graphos” (writing), meaning writing with fire. In modern practise, this is more drawing than writing, with some artists creating truly fantastic pieces of art.
This group meets weekly to work on the particular children’s toy that will be available for all children attending the annual exhibition to assemble and take home.