Eltham and District Woodworkers

Words by Hank Tyler

Eltham and  District Woodworkers, offers woodworking programs for Nillumbik residents. Their workshop  is equipped with workbenches, wood turning equipment, bandsaw, table saw, planer, drill press and is  located in Yarrambat. Work sessions are organised into box making, wood turning, carving, furniture making, open work sessions, musical instrument making, and training for new woodworkers. The club publishes a monthly newsletter for members.

President John Brownrigg says “Eltham District Woodworkers Inc was formed back in 1987, with the aim of promoting the joys and the skills of working with timber. Those same aims are in place today, despite the many changes which have occurred in such areas as technology and communications.

Western Red Cedar segmented bowl, made
from an old louvre door by Steve Hood,
Thursday afternoon turning group.

The Club has over 100 members, many of them women. Yes, many women enjoy woodwork! We run various groups in cabinetry, carving, scroll saw, pyrography, box making, musical instrument making and wood turning. Collectively we display at several venues during the year culminating in the Eltham Festival display where we occupy the whole of the Eltham Community and Reception Centre.

We are proud of our strong ties to the community, and we look forward to continued involvement.

Carved Welsh love spoons in Huon Pine by
Alwyn Wainwright. Friday Carving Group

Interested people are welcome to arrange a visit to see first-hand the skills and benefits of woodwork. Find us on facebook or the internet. You might like to join!”

Please visit the club’s displays and demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 in Eltham at Community and Reception Centre during the 2022 Eltham Rotary Club festival.

Please contact Charles Camera, secretary, about joining: [email protected]


Mark Thompson’s latest lockdown
project – Red Gum, Tasmanian Oak and
Tasmanian Myrtle