Wonthaggi Woodcrafters Inc

Throughout the year the club gives public demonstrations in woodturning, scroll sawing and pyrography and runs toy making sessions, “Kids Corner”, where children have the opportunity, under guidance, to make wooden articles of their own.  The club also conducts sales activities for the general public at various venues in the Bass Coast Area, including our popular Xmas Shop in Wonthaggi every December and the Cultural Centre at Cowes during the Easter and Melbourne Cup weekend. Other activities include a sale activity at Newhaven Hall, together with the Patchworkers of Phillip island at Melbourne Cup weekend.

The Wonthaggi Woodcrafters welcomes members, both male and female.  Our workshops and club rooms are at 239 White Road, Wonthaggi, at the Jean Melzer Centre.  Our members come from all over the Bass Valley and surrounding South West Gippsland districts.

Please contact the Secretary Lex Van Saane at woodiessec@gmail.com if you wish to join or wish to find out more.

Yearly membership fee $ 50.00

Workshop training and usage of workshop equipment is $5 per 3hour session.

  • Meeting held monthly
  • Hands on training
  • Social functions such as dinners and barbecues
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Toy making activities
  • Weekly workshop activities
  • Sales activities

Woodturning workshops are held on;
  • Monday Morning  9am to 12 noon
  • Monday Evening  5pm to 8pm
  • Friday Morning  9am to 12 noon

Australian Woodturning Exhibition
See Below
Beautiful Bass Coast
Club Documents

Club Newsletter

Life Members

2001 George Hill
2003 Bill Moat
2003 Okke Huitema
2005 Hartley Tobin
2009 Billie Moat
2009 Eric Thorpe
2013 Roy Fischmann
2015 John Di Stefano


Okke Huitema and Harry Oates Awards

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details of award.

100 Edition Club Newsletter
100 Edition Club Newsletter
Australian Woodturning Exhibition 2017 Winners

Alan McNaught and John Di Stefano were successful at the 2017 Australian Woodturning Exhibition. Alan won first prize in the open vase section, and a 3rd in the open bowl section. John won first prize in the novice Item with natural edge section.