• Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc.

    If you are interested in woodcraft, the Guild is for you.
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    The Guild holds an Annual Exhibition so that members can show their work to colleagues and the public. By subnitting their work to critical evaluation by professional judges, members are able to improve the disign, construction methods and finish of craftwork.

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    The Woodcraft Guild ACT
    PO Box 1411
    Woden ACT 2606


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Information about planned workshops will be posted. The Guild Calendar also contains these workshops but if you notice any discrepancies please let us know at web@woodcraftguild.org.au.

Details on upcoming workshops will be posted below when they become available.

Marquetry workshop with Robin Cromer

WHERE: The Shed, Lions Youth Haven, Kambah.
WHEN: 27-28 April 2019 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
COST: $100 contact Robin by email

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a basic knowledge of producing marquetry ‘pictures’ using a scalpel to cut veneers. The ‘window’ method entails removing a piece of veneer in the required shape and cutting a contrasting piece to fit the shape.

The following aspects will be covered during the two days:

  1. A discussion/explanation of the window method, cutting techniques and sharpening blades. Participants should aim to complete at least one project during the workshop.
  2. Veneer application techniques including cutting straight edges, book matching veneers (2 and 4 leaf), flattening curled veneers and gluing veneers to a backing board.
  3. Discussion of designs that can be useful for marquetry projects.
  4. Use of patterns including parquetry and Louis cubes. Examine different styles of borders and frames.
  5. Preparing a completed piece for finishing, use of scrapers, sanding and application of finish.

The workshop will cater for a maximum of 10 participants and the cost is $100.00. Each participant will be provided with five sheets of veneer (200 x 300 mm), and a set of backing boards. Funds from the workshop will assist the Guild in completing the Shed refurbishment.

Payment should be made to the Guild bank account (BSB: 062-908, Account #: 00911217). Please notify the Treasurer (treasurer@woodcraftguild.org.au) and Robin when you have paid. Participation will be in order of payment. You will then be sent a list of equipment that will be required for the workshop.

Spoon carving workshop with Jeff Donne – March

WHERE: The Shed, Lions Youth Haven, Kambah.
WHEN: 23-24 March 2019 – 9:00am to 4:30pm
COST: $200 contact Richard by email or 0408 5666 73

You’ll begin with a simple cooking spoon to cover basic knife work and axe carving, then progress to a more complex Swedish serving spoon with kolrosing for handle decoration.

Jeff will provide everything you need including wood, but feel free to bring any axes, knives, hooks, gouges, scorps, small adzes, shaving horses/mules and wood you feel might be useful.

Jeff will have tools for sale.

Morning & afternoon tea provided, but bring your own lunch.



Information about past workshops can be viewed here.