Tasmania has low COVID-19 risks so the next Club meeting will be held from 7 pm on Tuesday 10 November with safe spacing and hygiene precautions. Program to be advised soon. Come at 5.30 pm with food to BBQ and cold drinks if you wish to enjoy more social time!
The Guild, founded in 1986, is an organisation of around 50 people 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 following activities are regularly conducted at our workshop:
1. Box making,
3. Toy boat and plane sessions, in preparation for a children's activity at the Hobart Show and the bi-annual Hobart Wooden Boat Festival.
These are photos of our newly purchased equipment for the Guild workshop, these will assist the members in their woodworking projects.