A not for profit club, fostering an interest in woodwork throughout the local community.
Our club has approximately 125 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 or 2nd Weekend at around 11AM on the Sunday in the clubrooms in Ironbark Rd, Yarrambat - visitors are most welcome.
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.
New dust extraction system
We have a new dust extraction system installed and ready to be connected to the equipment. There have been a few design and installation problems but it wont be long now before it is up and running. A much better and safer system than the old original one which has served us well for many years but now not powerful enough for the extended clubrooms and extra equipment.
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.