Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild members will showcase their skills and creations when they open their doors to the community in October.
Since their initial meeting 34 years ago, the Bundaberg Woodworkers currently have 80 financial members with the youngest just 12 years old.
In 2001 the woodworkers moved into their current location at the Walker Street Craft Centre.
Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild secretary Sonya Atkins said the open day was an important event as it increased public awareness about the group.
“It’s great to show the community what you can learn with the Bundaberg Woodworkers and how you can become involved,” Sonya said.
Prior to the event the guild will conduct an inhouse competition with all entries displayed on the day for the public to see.
Demonstrating in the shed, members will showcase their skills in lathe turning, scroll saw cutting and pyrography throughout the day.
The guild has their own sawmill and members will also be demonstrating to visitors how they prepare timber for projects.
For anyone interested in taking home a handcrafted wooden gift or two, the guild’s wood craft shop will be open for purchases.
The adjoining Bundaberg Potters and Bundaberg Art Society will also open their doors for visitors to view their works.
Craft stalls will be on site alongside a sausage sizzle with fundraising raffle tickets on sale.
“We are a non-for-profit organisation and all the money raised from the open day covers our costs and consumables like sandpaper, timber, glues and electricity,” Sonya said.
Bundaberg Woodworkers showcase skills at Open Day
When: Saturday 7 October – 8.30 am to 2 pm
Where: Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild Inc, 95c Walker Street, Bundaberg
Entry is free.
More information about the Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild and its Open Day can be found here.