On a regular basis
members give workshop talks to the membership about
all sorts of topics relevant to the safe operation of
equipment in the work space as well as tips on the use of the
many machines ,hand tools etc and how to maintainthem.
Hand Tools - planes and spoke shaves
As a boat builder Eric has acquired expertise in the use of
all manner of hand tools. On this occasion he showcased the
club's collection of planes both big and small as well as
spoke shaves and educated the members on their use and
Hand tools in general are a mystery to many however it is
hoped that by showing members how and when to use our hand
tool resources members might increase their skills and the
quality of their projects.
So far this year the First Aid Officer, Susanne Page,
has given instruction on what to do for a wound,a burn and an
When the Guild took delivery of the AED that was purchased
with a donation from local clubs Susanne gave a talk to
the members of the Guild as well as representatives of MATAMA
and the Gold Rush Colony workers.
With the help of a 'Resusci Ann' and Michael Barkley, Susanne
explained what AED stood for,what it does and when and how to
By the end of the talk those present decided they could do a
pretty good job of assisting someone experiencing a cardiac
The AED is secured to a common wall in a space shared by the
Woodcraft Guild and the MATAMA members.
Workers of the Gold Rush Colony and the general public also
have access to the AED if needed.
This valuable piece of equipment is in a space that is locked
up when the colony is not operating.