About The Guild
A Message from President Les
The Woodcraft Guild of the ACT is one of the oldest woodworking clubs in Australia. Unlike a lot of other clubs the Guild has a unique structure comprised of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These SIGs cover different aspects of woodworking such as Woodturning, Toy & Model Making, Furniture, Carving, Scrollsaw, Musical Instrument Making, Box Making and more. As a member of the Guild you can join anyone of these SIGs to enhance your skills in that area of woodwork. It doesn’t matter at what skill level you are at with your woodworking, our experience members will be happy to guide you on your woodworking journey.
We have just completed a large expansion to our Workshop which located at Lions Youth haven on Kambah Pool Road on the south side of Canberra. We now have separate rooms for our woodturning lathes, a machinery room for our table saw, thicknesser etc, a bench room for quiet hand tool work and of course, a kitchenette area for a relaxing brew and conversation. The Shed is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm and you are welcome to come and see our facilities, meet some of the Members.
The Guild’s monthly meeting is held on the last Wednesday of each month at The Shed. We will have a guest speaker from various areas of woodworking giving a presentation and visitors are welcome. The meeting starts at 7pm so come along and meet some of the Members and with the broad background of our membership you will be able to have a conversation about almost anything.
Our work extends to exhibitions, courses, community work in several areas, commissions, open days, parties, and lots of hands-on work at the Guild Shed. The Shed is well equipped and a great space in which to work. We train in hand-tool work, power- tool work, wood identification and selection, as well as a myriad of other stuff. Join us, and explore all, or a little, of what we can offer you.
See you at the Shed!