Combined wood clubs meeting demonstration

Barwon Valley Woodwrights Inc. consists of a group of very sociable, friendly men and women who enjoy working with wood. We also enjoy sharing our skills and knowledge with each other. It is our goal to provide Education, Quality skills and Support in your woodwork endeavors.

In June 1988 a small group of people who shared a common passion for working with wood started the club and named it “Barwon Valley Woodwrights”. They incorporated the Barwon Valley Woodwrights on the 25th of November 1988. The objectives of the club are to Foster, Encourage and Enhance the skills of members. We meet at the Moolap Primary School. The sessions are from 7:00pm til 9:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. There are no sessions in December and January.

Starting on the first Monday of February, and every month after that until November, a general meeting is held to share information with members. At the meeting the members will be advised of any decisions the Committee has made that could effect the club or its membership. Members have the chance to discuss any subjects of club interest. During the meeting, time is set aside to allow anyone who so desires, to show any items they have completed since the last meeting.

On the third Monday of each month it’s a hands on evening. Members can use our club equipment in our workshop once assessed as competent. Inexperienced members will be guided in the safe use of the equipment by competent members who have been trained and approved by the club.

Since moving to our new home we are able to offer some extra sessions during the day. We now offer general woodwork sessions from 9:30am till 12:00 noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. A session for new starters with limited experience is also being developed where small groups can be work through set projects to learn the basics in a more private environment outside of the main groups.

Disciplines we undertake in an effort to share our knowledge and experience are – Woodturning, Woodcarving, Pyrography, Furniture Making, Boxmaking, Toymaking and many others. To utilise some of the skills learned, the club will help out with repairs to children’s toys and equipment of the disadvantaged.