The NSW Woodworkers Association members include highly skilled professional woodworkers, semi-professionals and hobbyists – anyone who loves working with wood. We welcome men and women as new members and encourage them to learn new skills from their fellow members.
The association meets at 7 for 7.30 pm, on the first Monday of every second month: February, April, June, August, October and December. We talk about materials and techniques and exchange clues and news in the relaxed atmosphere of like-minded people sharing skills and knowledge. We have a guest speaker or demonstrator and visitors and friends are always welcome. And members will often do a show and tell explaining a current project.
(Catering: $5 each, which includes entry in the draw for lucky door prizes.)
Everything you need to know about restorations
The Association is delighted that our guest speaker at the upcoming December meeting will be Paul Gregson, master conservator, restorer, furniture maker, carver, upholsterer and gilder.
Paul is a long-standing member of the Association who is widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost conservators. He has worked on pieces of significance dating back to 1620.
Paul will be providing a review of some major pieces he has made or restored, including the Prime Minister’s dining table at Kirribilli House.
As well, Paul is bringing some items that he has been commissioned to restore and he will discuss the approach to be taken and the methods and techniques that will be used.
It promises to be a fascinating talk of interest to all members. Come along and meet a true expert with a wealth of knowledge.
7 for 7.30pm Monday 4 December, 2017
at our workshop: 50 Spring St, Abbotsford.
Members enjoy the regular get-togethers in our workshop to work on their own projects or just watch other members and learn new skills and ideas. We have competitions within our association as well as competitions between other groups. An example of this is the Create from a crate competition in which some of Australia’s most gifted woodworkers build extraordinary products using just the wood from disused pallets.
We also make visits to other workshops and see demonstrations of new tools, machines and products.
Becoming a member
Membership application form (download and print)
Rules of the Association
Health and Safety Policy
Life Members Richard Crosland, Phil Lake, Kim Larymore, Leon Sadubin, Richard Vaughan.