WELCOME TO THE GUILD OF WOODWORKERS WELLINGTON
New Wood Turning Courses Now Available
Please refer below
GWW is now back to normal. We have resumed our monthly meetings at Naenae college library on the first Tuesday of the month. Please come along and find out what we are doing in the next few months. New members are welcome and if you want to learn a new skill or hobby you can join one of our special interest groups in carving, wood turning, furniture making and green woodworking.
2021 Wood Turning Courses
The Guild advertised 2 wood turning courses, an intensive course over 2 weekends, (Course #1) and the same course over a number of months (Course #2).
Feedback and numbers committing to the courses has resulted in some changes. Course #2 will now start in August. Course #1 will still start on the 22nd May (as below)
Both have the same syllabus and will follow the National Association of Woodworkers Level 1 syllabus.
This is a project based course where each student is required to complete a set task which takes approximately 2 hours. Each student is asked to keep a log of their completed tasks and once they have completed all the Level 1 tasks they are eligible to start Level 2 training.
Typical Tasks include:
Lathe use and safety
Turning a small Bowl
Turning a Honey Dipper
More detail will be provided with the course notes.
Both courses will now offer a 50% discount to Guild members.
Not a Guild member?, anyone who has an interest in woodworking can become a Guild member, the annual membership fee is $60
If you take up the offer and join the Guild then your total cost will be $220 for course & membership.
The Guild will provide the training, the lathes & tools used, the wood used and any works you create will be yours to keep.
Course #1 Course #1 (Intensive) - Beginners Wood turning at TAWA MENZ Shed
Course Dates and times are:
Saturday 22nd May 11am - 5pm
Sunday 23rd May 10am - 4pm
Saturday 29th May 11am - 5pm
Sunday 30th May 10am - 4pm
Cost $320 for non-Guild members
$160 for Guild members
for 24 Hours of training (12 tasks)
Course #2 (Leisurely) - Beginners Wood turning at Naenae MENZ Shed
Course Dates and Times are:
Starting Saturday 7th August and then on every Saturday after the Tuesday Guild meetings which are always held on the first Tuesday of the month. From 10am for around 2.5 Hours
Sat 11th Sept
Sat 9h Oct
Note – There may be interruptions in the schedule if the room is unavailable.
Cost is similar to the Intensive course at Tawa however it is broken into 2 blocks of 6 sessions (6 Tasks) and will be at a more leisurely pace.
Cost for 6 Sessions is $160, for non-Guild members, for 12 Hours of training (6 Tasks)
or $80 for Guild members
To apply for either of these courses, please contact the Guild using the form at the bottom of this page.
The TurnAround Exhibition open day, 2020 held in early August at the Odlin Gallery, Hutt Art Society, saw a number of our members demonstrating various aspects of woodworking.
May 4th, Tuesday 7:30 pm
Guild Meeting, Naenae College Library, Guests Welcome
Central Districts Woodwork Expo, 16th May
WHERE: BARBER HALL WALDERGRAVE ST PALMERSTON NORTH
WHEN: SUNDAY 16TH MAY 9:00AM – 3:00PM
COST: $5.00 PER PERSON OR $10. FOR FAMILY (2 ADULTS 3 CHILDREN)
John Hoare Trophy for 2019
Congratulations to Alan for being awarded the John Hoare Trophy for outstanding services to the Guild.
MONTHLY GROUP EVENTS
Don't forget that each of our subgroups meet regularly throughout the month.
More information on our subgroups is available here
May MONTHLY MEETING
(Tuesday 4th May)
The Guild meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the library at Naenae College - 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.
New members and visitors always welcome.
The June 2021 meeting will be on the
Naenae College Library
910 High Street
Entrance to library shown in red