About

Gympie and Districts Woodworkers Club provides a friendly social atmosphere. Both men and women are able to share the joy of working with wood.

See showcase of items made by members.  Many of these are for sale.

Objectives

  • Support the sharing of knowledge and methods of woodworking.
  • Foster the safe use of woodworking equipment.
  • Give instruction and training to members.
  • Join in community events e.g. Arts & Crafts Festivals etc.
  • Conduct display days.

Logo

Wood History

Club Logo

The club logo was designed when the club first started.

The TREE represents the timber needed by woodworkers to be woodworkers!

The HANDS that craft or sculpt the raw timber into usable and decorative timber items.

The ARROWS circling the tree signify the re-cycling of the timber from the tree, and the renewal of the forest product (the tree).

History

The Gympie & District Wood Workers Club was formed in 1993 to promote all aspects of woodworking in the Gympie region.

See also Gympie’s Timber History by Dr Geoff Waldon

Facilities

The clubhouse is at Saleyard Road, Gympie. It has facilities and equipment for use by Club members. As a result members are able to do their own and for Club projects. Equipment includes wood lathes, drill presses, band saws, scroll saws, clamps, dovetail equipment, pyrography equipment, table saw, planer, thicknesser, jointer & sander.

Community

Community Wood

Library Project

Club members produce woodwork items for the community.

The Club routinely participates in the annual Gympie Garden Expo and the Gympie Show, as well as other major community functions.

Carving Wood

Comfort Birds

As well the Club participates in school special days, displaying woodworking skills to students, answering queries about working with wood.

In addition the Club offers occasional public open days at the clubhouse.

Members also produce a range of products for underprivileged children.

Furthermore, on a case-by-case basis the Club may agree to woodwork repairs or manufacture.

Expectations

All the Club’s activities are carried out by members acting in a voluntary capacity.  A review of activities carried out by the Club shows members contribute about 2,400 person-hours each year.

Also members are expected to help their Club. Some ways to do this include:

  • Giving public displays of woodworking techniques.
  • Making timber items for sale or for the children’s toy supply.
  • Attending event stalls helping with the public and sales.
  • Helping in the refreshment stall on special function days.
  • Attending monthly Club meetings (usually the third Saturday of each month) and contribute to general business.
  • Providing training in woodworking techniques and the safe operation of equipment.

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