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A not-for-profit club, fostering an interest in woodwork throughout the local community.

 

Our club was formed in 1987 and has grown to around 125 members including both men and women with a common interest in all forms of woodworking.  We cater to all skill levels from beginners to expert.

We have a number of special interest groups including cabinet making, carving, woodturning, pyrography and scroll sawing. All groups operate from our well-equipped workshop in Yarrambat. 

The Club has a monthly general meeting open to all members at 8pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month in the clubrooms in Ironbark Rd, Yarrambat - visitors are most welcome.

 

Our members are involved in club events during the year with our Annual Exhibition in November 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.

Annual Exhibition 

The annual exhibition was held at the Eltham Community and Reception Centre on November 11 and 12.  It was highly successful with many community visitors and the quality of the exhibits on display was exceptional.  The visitors enjoyed the many demonstrations and as usual the kids had a ball making their own blue wren bird box at Wes' workshop.

2023 Raffle Winners
1st Prize Amana church bench       0635 Vicki Ward
2nd Prize Xylophone                     1541 Lorraine Kruger
3rd Prize Turned bowl                    0225 Andy Duffy
4th Prize Jewlery box                    1102 Marg Toohey
5th Prize Giant Connect 4              1774 Scarlett Whitechurch

6th Prize Serving boards                0637 Vicki Ward

All prizes were made by club members.
 

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A snapshot of just a part of one of our exhibitions from a few years ago.

Typical works by club members over the past two or three years.

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Our Groups - Click or tap the image for more information

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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.

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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.

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Carving Group

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.

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Instrument Group

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.

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Woodturning Group

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.

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Pyrography Group

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.

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Mentoring Group

Monday mornings at the club are set aside for mentoring new members, including project making and training on all the general wood working machinery.

General Workshops

There are a few sessions each week where any club member may attend and work on their own particular project or collaborative projects.

Wes' Workshop

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.

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