The October Guild meeting will be held at the Cosgrove Club room on Tuesday 12th Oct, John Penprase will demonstrate 'Stick Making - walking & trail sticks', using horizontal scrub and other timbers.
This Hobart woodcraft club founded in 1986, is an organisation of around fifty 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.
In June the first eight week course of Beginners Wood Turning classes, were taken by John Penprase on Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 pm. A second beginners class has commenced and a third beginners course may commence in late October, please text John on 0429 185 769 if you wish to join this fee-for-service class.
See 'Special Interest Groups' below the Wood Turning section for more information.
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.
These photos show some of the equipment in the Guild workshop.