INTRODUCING THE BAYSIDE WOODIES - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


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From humble beginnings in a bayside home, to a membership of over 160, the Bayside Woodturners and Crafters Club has grown to be one of the leading clubs of its type.

The club formed in 1989 through the efforts of a small group of like-minded enthusiasts, willing to share their ideas, skills and knowledge. This primary aim remains strong in the club today, with experienced members only too willing to pass on their expertise in a number of wood crafts, in a variety of ways.

In 1993 the club moved to a member’s home in Thorneside where monthly Saturday meetings and demonstrations were held. Over the next two decades the club expanded and found a permanent home, clubhouse and extensive workshops to accommodate the rapidly growing membership in Manly.

The club holds beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions for members in the areas of wood turning, scroll sawing, intarsia, carving, pyrography, instrument and box making.

The Bayside Woodies are now a familiar addition to a number of state-wide shows and exhibitions where they demonstrate their crafts, exhibit some of their wares and sell a variety of wooden items to the attending public. These shows include Redfest, the Mt. Gravatt show, the tool, timber and artisan show and the Maleny wood exhibition.

The club actively involves itself in the community with events including hosting other community groups to demonstrate some wood skills, and visiting aged care facilities to encourage residents’ participation and occupational therapy sessions.

The club now has over 160 members, but always welcomes enquiries regarding activities and possible membership. If you’re interested contact the club via its website or Facebook page.

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