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.

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2021 Wood Turning Courses

There will be 2 wood turning courses starting in May 2021. They 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.

Course #1 Course #1 (Intensive)- Beginners Wood turning at TAWA MENZ Shed
See https://tawamenzshed.org.nz/

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 24 Hours of training (12 tasks)

Course #2 (Leisurely) - Beginners Wood turning at Naenae MENZ Shed
See https://menzshed.org.nz/naenae/


Course Dates and Times are:
Starting Saturday 8th May 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 8th May 
Sat 12h June
Sat 10th July
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 12 Hours of training (6 Tasks)


To apply for either of these courses, please contact the Guild using the form at the bottom of this page.


TurnAround 2020

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.


Upcoming Events

April 6th, Tuesday 7:30 pm

Guild Meeting, Naenae College Library, Guests Welcome

April 12th - 18th

Exhibition at the Thistle Hall, Upper Cuba St.

Members will be displaying a wide range of work and most items will be for sale.

For our full events listing click here

Here is a selection of recent and upcoming guild events

John Hoare Trophy for 2019

Congratulations to Alan for being awarded the John Hoare Trophy for outstanding services to the Guild.


Don't forget that each of our subgroups meet regularly throughout the month.

More information on our subgroups is available here


(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
1st June

Naenae College Library
Naenae College
910 High Street

Entrance to library shown in red 

Wig Stands Project

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PO Box 19037, Courtenay Place, Wellington 6149

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