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.
Next meeting Mon. June 4, 2018
Note: new venue:
William Room, Canada Bay Club,
4 William St, Five Dock (plenty of parking)
Before the meetings starts at 7:30 have a great dinner in the bistro and bar or dine in the Asian restaurant upstairs.
High rise office buildings in wood ???
A new 7-storey office building at Barangaroo in Sydney has been built of wood.
Architect Alec Tzannes was the co-designer and is coming along to tell us about the amazing use of Gluelam and CLT that enabled this wooden masterpiece to be erected. Alec will speak about the design challenges and considerations involved in creating this unique building.
Leon Van Vliet’s prize winning chair will also be on display for members to inspect.
Steve Townsend will also give a short presentation on Fred Ward, one of Australia’s most influential furniture designers.
Members are welcome to invite family and friends.
Our meeting will start at 7:30 pm and, instead of the usual pizzas, you can feast at the club’s excellent catering facilities and bar before the meeting.
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.