The next Club meeting will be held from 7 pm on Tuesday 13th April at the club room at Cosgrove High School. Murray Jessup will demonstrate the CSIRO Wood ID Kit and use it to identify Tasmanian and mainland timbers.
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.
Wood turning classes for beginners will soon be conducted at the Guild's workshop by John Penprase, on days and dates to be advised. These fee-for-service classes, likely to be held on six - eight evenings, will be based on a syllabus and limited to small numbers. Watch this space for more information. Intermediate classes may be offered later if there is sufficient interest.
These photos show some of the equipment in the Guild workshop.