The Christmas Guild meeting for members and partners will be held at the Black Buffalo Hotel, Letitia Street, Hobart on Tuesday 14th December from 6 pm. Please bring one or more show and tell items for the display table and look forward to a good night which will close a busy year.
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.
Three eight week Beginners Wood Turning classes, taken by John Penprase on Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 pm have been held or booked for 2021. A fourth class may be conducted in early 2022, 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.