Monday, 5 September 2011

Wonthaggi Woodcrafters Inc


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In 1989 several people in Wonthaggi, with an interest in woodturning and other woodcrafts got together and formed the Wonthaggi Woodcrafters.

Home workshops and the Technical School were first used for demonstrations and learning sessions. Now the Club has a well equipped workshop at the Bass Coast Adult Education Centre.

Member interests include Scroll Sawing, Wood Carving, Pyrography, Basic Carpentry/Cabinet Making and Woodturning.

Throughout the year the club gives public demonstrations in woodturning, scroll sawing and pyrography and runs toy making sessions, “Kids Corner”, where children have the opportunity, under guidance, to make wooden articles of their own.  The club also conducts sales activities for the general public at various venues in the Bass Coast Area, including our popular Xmas Shop in Wonthaggi, every December, the Cultural Centre at Cowes during the Easter and Melbourne Cup weekends. Other activities include a sale activity at Newhaven Hall, together with the Patchworkers of Phillip island and toy making activity at Churchill Island every Easter Weekend.

Carving by Ken McKenzie

Club Objectives

  • To promote fellowship among club members.
  • To promote interest in the skills of woodcraft.
  • To conduct demonstrations and displays to interest the public in woodcraft.
  • To liaise with other woodworking clubs and attend seminars and wood shows to increase the knowledge of individual members.
  • To provide an equipped workshop where members can receive tuition and practice.


The Wonthaggi Woodcrafters general meetings are held at the;

       Bass Coast
       Adult Education Centre (BCAEC)
       239 White Road
       Wonthaggi  Vic 3995

We meet on the second Monday of each month beginning at 1:00 pm  (except January and December).

New members, both male and female, are welcome. Our current membership is about sixty including six female members.


The Wonthaggi Woodcrafters have a woodturning workshop with five lathes of various sizes and capabilities. We also have have a second woodworking workshop containing workbench, tablesaw, bandsaw and various other pieces of woodworking equipment.

Our workshops are in constant use with regular weekly activities.

Hartley at the bandsaw in the workshop recently

If you, a family member, a friend have been wanting to join a group and wish to learn or improve your woodworking skills plus meet up with others who have a similar interest, then contact us by phone Michael on 0428270850 or Hartley on 59976328 or email us on

Also, visit our main website at


    The Secretary
    PO Box 477
    Wonthaggi, Vic,  3995

    email:  Wonthaggi Woodcrafters

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