The Illawarra Woodworkers Group is a non profit volunteer group located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. This website is for anybody who is interested in woodworking for enjoyment as much as it is for the members and it contains a collection of past newsletters, an events calendar and general information on our craft.
Use the menu to the left to navigate around the site. The location of the workshop and directions to find us are shown on the Location page, we have details of the exhibitions and club events in the Events Calendar and a wide selection of useful Web Links for woodworkers.
As a non-profit volunteer group we support ourselves by selling woodcraft made by the members as shown on our Woodwork for Sale page. We will also make custom items for individuals on request if we have the resources and skills to complete the requested commission. If you need something a little unusual made please send us an email with as much detail as possible and photo's.
The Illawarra Woodworkers have for many years also made toys that are Donations to local charities to either use directly or in their own fund raising activities.
Saturday workshops for 2018 have so far been well attended with lots of projects underway and the usual stories being exchanged. If you haven't been for a while they are a good opportunity to come in and catch up or meet some of the new members who are keen to learn about the wonderful craft of woodwork.
Work on closing in the extension commenced last weekend with the delivery and erection of several posts for the new walls. Work will continue or the next few workshop days to progress the framing.
A big thank you to all our members who have helped to make the Thirroul Festival a really great successful exhibition and for providing the club sales items that have sold so well. We have seen an increase in the demand for quality hand crafted woodwork items.
As always we need lots of hand crafted Club Sales items for our shows in 2018, now is your chance to practice your woodwork skills and try something new. All members are asked to look at what they can provide for club sales items for our next exhibition to help the running of the group.
If you have been thinking about woodwork or gaining some extra skills come and see us in 2018. Visitors are always welcome to drop in for a chat about the group and activities or if you have a project that you think we may be able help with.
Support from Shellharbour & Oak Flats Branch of Bendigo Bank
We have been very fortunate to receive support from the Shellharbour & Oak Flats Branch of the Bendigo Community Bank over the last couple of years in the form of a grant to cover our cost of our workshop consumables supplies. This generous support has allowed us to have on hand a ready supply of glue, nails, screws, sandpaper and a few bandsaw blades. This will help our workshop activities enormously.
This support is very much appreciated by the members and our sincere thanks go to all the staff at Bendigo Bank and in particular the staff at Shellharbour & Oak Flats.