While we are still looking for a permanent home, in the meantime
we have a temporary workshop due to the generosity of a family
whose home and property were devastated by the fires of 2020.
While not quite the same as our old workshop,members have been
working hard to set it up.It has a lot of equipment and wood so
members can meet and work together.
Members make a lot of items in their own home workshop. Peter Bro
has been busy!
Peter Brotherton was challenged by his daughters to have a go at
making these decorations.
True to a Woodie obsession with keeping small pieces of timber,
these were put together using Black Bean,Tassie Oak,Southern
Mahogany,Silky Oak,NG Rosewood,Sassafras,Merbau,Ash,River Red
Gum,Swamp Mahogany and Jarrah !!!
See more on the Gallery page.
Rhona and Judy made these trays so someone
could drink their wine at the beach or at a picnic, in style!
In keeping with the mantra of reuse,re purpose,recycle this little
wooden hut has been made from a demolished old fence.
Nestled in a garden you could imagine a fairy,elf or pixie popping
their head out the door at any minute!
the fires members were meeting at other Woodies' workshops in
order to keep on doing what we do best.Turn bits of wood into
something beautiful, useful, or both!
Ron Green and Les Bamford
Ron and Les can be seen in Dave Smith's workshop working their
magic making trucks,trains etc.
Rhona commenced this project at the shed before the fires.
Fortunately she didn't leave it there.
With the program in place for members to meet at other
member's workshops ,Rhona was able to finish her Japanese
inspired septic tank cover.
Jenny produced this puppet and the bird at a carving class by
Jeff Dunne in Pambula.Jeff also does spoons if you're
Jenny likes to try new things and keeps an eye out for learning
opportunities. This Kumiko panel is testimony to her patience
Remember COVID19 Restrictions ?
When members were unable to meet at all to work
together everyone worked on their own with magic results!
Glass top small table by Sharyn Morrison.
Sharyn was inspired by the blackened remains of the trees in
her environment and in the true spirit of a Woodie went about
recycling the burnt timber to make this beautiful table with
only two new,purchased elements,the legs and glass top.
The table top is made of segments turned on end,cut from
bushfire affected banksia and spotted gum.
The frame is cedar from a neighbour's collection of salvaged
Peter was busy making
things for our next sales day whenever that may be!
Barry did an amazing job of re birthing the Jet lathe recovered
from the ashes of the workshop!
Love the colour. It shouts,'I'm back!'
Barry was also keeping busy making a variety of items ready for
our next sales day.
Helmut was busy recycling fence palings he had in his wood
store. Recycling is something Woodies do very well!
After our experience with making possum boxes Trevor turned his
hand at making bird boxes. Now just waiting for a resident.
Ruth and Neil Henderson
Ruth renovated their bathroom. She stripped the bathroom,built
new walls,tiled the floor and walls,fixed the mirror AND
Neil made the Spotted gum shelf and front board.
What a team!
Greg has always said he would like to make a didgeridoo. Here it
Now all he has to do is find someone to give him lessons!
Sharyn Morrison turned her hand to mosaics. Great result Sharyn!
While Sharyn turned to mosaic Susanne took up a paint brush.
Keith likes to use resin in his
wooden boxes however
as he was not able to make boxes due to lack of machinery he
put the resin to an interesting use by fashioning
for a key ring. These are only 3 examples.
One of our
resident Woodie boat builders Neil, worked on a 14'6" sailing
dinghy of Gannet design.