The next Club meeting will be held from 7 pm on Tuesday 13 July at the club room at Cosgrove High School. This will be a night for members to share and discuss tips, tricks and uses for routers; please bring your favorite router, jigs, books or links to contribute.
The Guild, founded in 1986, is an organisation of around 45 members who love wood and love to make things with it. We welcome new members, especially young men and women woodworkers into our ranks. Our home and workshop is a spare classroom at Cosgrove High School in Derwent Park / Glenorchy.
Guild activities include workshop sessions, site visits and excursions, member's show and tell, guest speakers and demonstrators and participation in fairs and exhibitions.
We are not a training organisation but our members are happy to share their knowledge of wood and their skills in wood turning, joinery, carving, veneers etc, with new members. Demonstrations at meetings and in workshop sessions encourage all members to develop their wood working skills, learn new techniques and shares tips and ideas.
The Guild produces a bi-monthly newsletter and has a large library of woodworking books, magazines and dvd's, see list below the newsletters.
The Guild workshop is well equipped with benches, modern machinery (edger, thicknesser, sanders, four wood lathes, drills, table saw, router table, two bandsaws and hand tools), ducted dust extraction and an office. This workshop can be used by members on Club nights and during group activities on many Saturday mornings.
The first wood turning classes for beginners, taken by John Penprase, have commenced. A second beginners class held on eight evenings may commence during August.
These photos show some of the equipment in the Guild workshop.