In Our Group with
Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild

The Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild has been carving up a range of creations for more than 30 years, as long term member Steve Faulkner and president Bob Massie share details of the club.

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Tell us about the Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild?

The Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild was formed in 1989.

The group originally met at the Tafe and then moved here to Walker Street in 2001, when the shed was built and there has been several extensions since.

We have since bought more machinery as the bottom part is a preparation area, as lots of room is needed to store the timber.

We have got our own sawmill now and all the preparation for the timber is done up here.

We’ve got just about any piece of machinery for woodworking that you could want here.

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings at the Walker Street Craft Centre.

How can the community be involved?

We are very inclusive and welcome any skill set.

We have someone who is legally blind and intellectually impaired attend with their carer and use the equipment.

The youngest member we’ve had is 15 and the eldest was 90.

We have around 70 members.

Do you celebrate a significant event during the year?

We are having a Walker Street Craft Centre open day on 7 October.

Last time we had a couple of stalls here from our members and the shop was open.

Plus, you could wander through the place and see it operating.

The potters and artists had their gallery shops open, it's getting bigger and bigger.

We will have the lathes running, the scroll saws going and our sawmill going as well.

Why is the group important to the Bundaberg Region?

It’s another outlet for people, when they retire or they're out of work.

It's important especially mentally, as well as physically learning new skills and interacting with different sorts of people.

That’s the important thing about a group like this, they’re all like-minded and they all like timber.

They all come here and bounce ideas off each other and it’s something to go to and do what you enjoy doing.  

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