Activities

Demonstrations

We demonstrate wood-turning in the Blue Mountains and beyond, for example, at the annual Working with Wood Show in Sydney and at other shows put on by local charities and community groups.

Training

We provide training classes from novice to more experienced levels for those interested in improving their wood-turning skills. These are conducted monthly in small groups and cover all aspects of turning and tool maintenance.

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are always well attended and provide an excellent forum for demonstrations and discussions on all topics relating to wooturning. There's the opportunity to pick up different techniques and observe some more experienced turners showing their skills. Some of the internationally renowned demonstrators who have demonstrated at our meetings include:

 

Emmet Kane (Ireland), Remi Verchot (France),

Len Hill (Canada), Mike Darlow (Australia),

George Hatfield (Australia), Ernie Newman (Australia) and Graeme Priddle (New Zealand)

Mark Sfirri (USA), Lindsay Skinner (Australia),

Derek Weidman (USA).

Toy and Chess Set Making

We support several local children's charity groups

with our annual Christmas toy making drives. In

our first year we donated about 500 spinning tops

and in 2001 we gave the Salvos well over 150 hand

made wooden toys. This has continued each year

for other charities as well. Large chess sets have

been made and donated to some local public schools.

Outings

We have the occasional outing to places of interest.

e.g. The Working with Wood Show

Major and Minor Projects

Each year we try to challenge ourselves by designing and producing interesting projects that help to advertise our club and showcase our skills.

Community involvement

We visit schools, demonstrate at community fairs and markets and produce toys and other woodwork for local charities.

2nd and 4th Saturday Mornings, or,
Tuesdays from 9am to 3pm