About our shed
Founded in 1989 the Bayside Wood Turners and Crafters Club, aka Woodies, has diversified into a multifaceted union of woodworkers dedicated to the advancement of a variety of woodcrafts. These include turning, carving, pyrography, scroll sawing, box making, toy making and musical instrument construction.
Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning and to bring together highly skilled craftspeople willing to share their knowledge, with those wanting to learn. There are no barriers to joining, as we continuously welcome a diverse and inclusive membership. Accepting the responsibility of openness, we are currently working towards becoming a wheelchair friendly venue.
Our culture of camaraderie and mutual assistance promotes members wellbeing and positive mental health. We currently have about 160 members and the various interest groups meet at different times and days through the week. Something to suit everyone.
Our Club has extensive resources regarding machinery and timber, and something is always happening at our premises at 15 Harman Street, Manly.
Why not pop along for a no pressure visit, cup of tea and meet some of our friendly members. We are confident that we have something that will inspire an interest in wood art.
See website for comprehensive activities timetable
Phone0427 699 383
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