Barwon Valley Woodwrights was incorporated in June 1988 by
a small group of people who shared the common passion of working with wood.
The objectives of the club are to "Foster, Encourage, and
the interest of members, visitors, and friends.
We have members who are very experienced and skilled, right down
to those just starting out and testing the waters. Everyone is treated
with the same respect no matter their level of competence.
Meetings are held at the Gordon Institute of TAFE G block in East
Geelong at 7:00pm, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays
of each month, except December and January.
On the 1st Monday of each month the meeting takes the form of an
information sharing evening where members discuss any item of interest.
The Committee through the Chairperson, advises members of
forthcoming events and any decisions made by the Committee on behalf of
the club. The meeting concludes with members
displaying their completed monthly wooden project.
On the 3rd Monday, the evening becomes a "Hands on" night
where College approved members may use the woodwork machinery. Other members
under the guidance of the approved club members may use
the minor machines.
of our more experienced members also demonstrate
their expertise in the art of Woodturning which certainly makes
easy, but all members are encouraged to have a go.
Focus groups are developing to build skills in Turning, Box making,
Toy making etc.
Woodworking disciplines we cover in an effort to share our knowledge
and experience are Woodturning, Wood Carving, Pyrography, Furniture
Making, Toy Making, and many others.
The club has a number of small lathes and associated equipment and
tools. There is also a very extensive library of books, magazines and DVD's which
are available for loan to club members.
A number of demonstrations in wood turning are performed at local
events throughout the year. These events give us a chance to educate
the public in the art, and enables us to advertise our club.
Once a year we hold an exhibition which allows members to display
and sell their works. Demonstrations are performed in many disciplines of
woodworking, and local suppliers are on hand with their goods for sale,
and to answer your questions relating to woodwork.