Welcome to the Woodcraft Guild's Website!
Our site aims to provide up-to-date information on Guild activities, in conjunction with quality visual impressions of what we do, and how we go about it. We hope you enjoy the site and can obtain the information you want about the Guild. If you cannot find what you want on the site, contact us via the Contact Us page and we will try to provide the information you require.
The object of the Guild is to promote, foster and develop woodcraft and encourage excellence in woodcraft and related design in the Australian Capital Territory and region.
Find out more about the Guild here.
Monthly Guild meetings are normally held at "The Shed" from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm, on the final Wednesday of the month. Our Shed is located on the Kambah Pool Road, Kambah, and features plenty of quality equipment for members to use, either as accredited operators, or under skilled supervision.
Our next Monthly Meeting will be on Wednesday, 27 November 2013, when the speaker will be Guild member and professional Upholsterer, Roger Gregerson, who has kindly stepped in in lieu of furniture maker, Scott Mitchell, who had to withdraw for medical reasons.
RESULTS OF THE 2013 GUILD RAFFLE
The Raffle was drawn on 27 October 2013. The results were as follows:
First prize: Jewellery box, ukulele and toy space craft with ‘’aliens’’ won by ticket no. 0943.
Second prize: Large turned bowl and peppermill won by ticket no. 0102.
Third prize: Dovetailed box, walking stick and puzzle won by ticket no. 0500.
Fourth prize: Set of three turned hollow vessels and bowl.
Fifth prize: Large platter, lidded box and puzzle won by ticket no. 0928.
Sixth prize: Toy space vehicle with toy tractor and treen won by ticket no. 1291.
Seventh prize: Toy train won by ticket no. 1176.
Eighth prize: Two toy racing cars and a small kaleidoscope won by ticket no. 0527.
Ninth prize: Set of two pens in case won by ticket no. 1291.
Tenth prize: Toy tip truck, small toy and pyrographic picture of a possum.
All prizes have now been delivered to the winners. Thanks to those who supported the Raffle.
Routine weekly activities at the Shed include:
Working Bee & member project days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays (as of 07 August 2013) & Thursdays, 10.00 am until about 4pm. Do your own project, or help out with Guild projects - there is always something to do!
Project Night is Wednesday from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm (except meeting night). Come along and do your own thing, or receive or provide a helping hand. Contact the Shed Boss before the night, to ensure that a coordinator is available.
We have a number of "Special Interest Groups" (SIGs) that concentrate on specific areas of woodcraft such as woodturning, furniture, toy making, marquetry (& intarsia), pyrography, tool-making & restoration.
An important message on Fire Safety:
The Shed will be Closed if the Fire Danger Rating is EXTREME.
The closure is a requirement of our lease with Lions Youth Haven Farm and is based on the fire danger rating given by The Emergency Services Agency. A fire danger rating of SEVERE does not invoke closure of the Shed.
On days of high fire danger please check this rating before going to the Shed, by going to the ESA website: http://esa.act.gov.au/ (just click on this link) and you will see the Fire Danger Rating on the front page, right hand side. (Please note that this rating is separate from any declaration of a Total Fire Ban, which of itself is not enough to bring about closure of the Shed.)
Read all the latest news in our informative monthly newsletter "Shed Notes".