Moving On

While we are still looking for a permanent home, in the meantime we have a temporary workshop due to the generosity of a family whose home and property were devastated by the fires of 2020.

While not quite the same as our old workshop,members have been working hard to set it up.It has a lot of equipment and wood so members can meet and work together.

Members make a lot of items in their own home workshop. Peter Bro has been busy!

Peter Brotherton was challenged by his daughters to have a go at making these decorations.
True to a Woodie obsession with keeping small pieces of timber, these were put together using Black Bean,Tassie Oak,Southern Mahogany,Silky Oak,NG Rosewood,Sassafras,Merbau,Ash,River Red Gum,Swamp Mahogany and Jarrah !!!
See more on the Gallery page.

Rhona and Judy made these trays so someone could drink their wine at the beach or at a picnic, in style!


In keeping with the mantra of reuse,re purpose,recycle this little wooden hut has been made from a demolished old fence.
Nestled in a garden you could imagine a fairy,elf or pixie popping their head out the door at any minute!

Looking back

After the fires members were meeting at other Woodies' workshops in order to keep on doing what we do best.Turn bits of wood into something beautiful, useful, or both!

Ron Green and Les Bamford

Ron and Les can be seen in Dave Smith's workshop working their magic making trucks,trains etc.

Rhona Jason-Smith

Rhona commenced this project at the shed before the fires.
Fortunately she didn't leave it there.


With the program in place for members to meet at other member's workshops ,Rhona was able to finish her Japanese inspired septic tank cover.

Jenny Barnes


Jenny produced this puppet and the bird at a carving class by Jeff Dunne in Pambula.Jeff also does spoons if you're interested.

Jenny likes to try new things and keeps an eye out for learning opportunities. This Kumiko panel is testimony to her patience and skill.

Remember COVID19 Restrictions ?

When members were unable to meet at all to work together everyone worked on their own with magic results!

Glass top small table by Sharyn Morrison.


Sharyn was inspired by the blackened remains of the trees in her environment and in the true spirit of a Woodie went about recycling the burnt timber to make this beautiful table with only two new,purchased elements,the legs and glass top.
The table top is made of segments turned on end,cut from bushfire affected banksia and spotted gum.
The frame is cedar from a neighbour's collection of salvaged timber.

Peter McDowell

Peter was busy making things for our next sales day whenever that may be!

Barry Fenning

Barry did an amazing job of re birthing the Jet lathe recovered from the ashes of the workshop!
Love the colour. It shouts,'I'm back!'

Barry was also keeping busy making a variety of items ready for our next sales day.

Helmut Delrieux



Helmut was busy recycling fence palings he had in his wood store. Recycling is something Woodies do very well!

Trevor Fletcher

After our experience with making possum boxes Trevor turned his hand at making bird boxes. Now just waiting for a resident.

Ruth and Neil Henderson


Ruth renovated their bathroom. She stripped the bathroom,built new walls,tiled the floor and walls,fixed the mirror AND repainted!

 Neil made the Spotted gum shelf and front board.
 What a team!

Greg Smith



Greg has always said he would like to make a didgeridoo. Here it is!
Now all he has to do is find someone to give him lessons!

Sharyn Morrison


Sharyn Morrison turned her hand to mosaics. Great result Sharyn!

Susanne Page

While Sharyn turned to mosaic Susanne took up a paint brush.


Keith Hartas

Keith likes to use resin in his wooden boxes however as he was not able to make boxes due to lack of machinery he put the resin to an interesting use by fashioning objects suitable for a key ring. These are only 3 examples.

Neil Henderson


One of our resident Woodie boat builders Neil, worked on a 14'6" sailing dinghy of Gannet design.

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