Chairman’s ramble

Our passion is to create memorable items from the wide range of both native and exotic timbers available in New Zealand, and to share our skills with others such as yourself.

 Welcome back for a good year of turning and carving. All the supervised classes have resumed and most have vacancies for others to join in. If you wish to join, either contact a group leader via the web page or Walter Smithson. 07 855 6772.

 Please note that the Carving group is now meeting on Thursday afternoons from 1.00 pm in the main hall.

 Just a reminder that subscriptions are DUE NOW.

 Please use the Covid App to record your visit to the club.

 Our thanks to all who helped with the Hall and workshop clean and tidy up. Many hands made it light and quick work. As always your commitment is much appreciated. The new vacuum system in the workshop makes it easy to clean up.

 Recently there have been two more work benches purchased to help cater for the increased interest in carving and wood art.

 John Denny has been busy putting together an Instagram account for the club. This will be used to promote the club and encourage new members.

 Let us know of any items you have been making. We would appreciate you putting them up on the Guild Facebook. If you want help with this, contact Ross on 021 414 840 or
[email protected]

 Upcoming events

 At our February meeting on Tuesday the 16th, Judy Ross and Barry Harding will be demonstrating. It will be a great night learning from these top crafts people. In the kitchen there are pre-turned bowls & blanks from Judy Ross and her late husband, Jim. Please take one to complete. Return to Grant or leave at the club with a note. We will then use these items for raising funds through sponsorship.

 On the 24th April we are planning to visit six workshops. Keep this date free for a good day seeing where and how some of our members do their work.

Then on the 15th May we will be holding our Demo Day with four of our top craftsmen providing demonstrations. Last year was a great success and we are sure this one will be too.

Keep well and we look forward seeing you at the next club events.


 Grant Taylor.









Christmas gifts

Over the holiday period our members have been hard at work turning over fifty wigstands. This has been an ongoing project for many years. The wigstands are donated to members of the community who are undergoing medical treatment.

Scrollsaw sessions

Graham Reed has offered to mentor sessions on using the scroll saw. If you are interested you can contact him on 07 824 0178‬ or [email protected]

Committee membership

The committee is urgent need of new members. If you would like to contribute in this important way please contact Rodney on

07 849 5649‬ ASAP.

Changes in meeting arrangements

This year we will be doing the meetings slightly differently, with each workshop group taking responsibility for the setting up the hall, operating the raffle sales and doing the cuppa at the end of meeting.

Monthly meetings roster and  responsibilities.

            Set up chairs.

            Operate raffle.

            Organize cuppa, Bring a 1L of milk.

            Tidy up afterwards.