Central Coast Wood Turners
About Central Coast Wood Turners Cooperative
The Central Coast Woodturners Co-op is a not for profit Co-operative. The Club was formed in 1985 by a small group of enthusiasts, to promote the art of woodturning and related crafts (such as scroll sawing, wood carving, pyrography and toy making).
The Central Coast Woodturners is a group of volunteers who generously provide their time, skills and expertise to allow others to develop skills. A key feature of CCWT is the friendly and supportive atmosphere where all members are encouraged to participate and produce wonderful pieces made from wood.
Club details are included in the Community Directory websites of both Gosford and Wyong Shires.
The club organises demonstrations, displays and sales at various shopping centres and events.
EXCITING UPDATE JANUARY 2024
There have been positive developments in our quest to find a new home for Central Coast Wood Turners. The most current information is included in the November edition of Hobby Turner.
We are have been successful in acquiring the building previously occupied by Ourimbah Guides. It will still take a while before we can get back to normal operations. The hall requires quite a bit of attention to make it functional for our needs.
On 3rd January, the club held a working bee at Ourimbah Guide Hall for some much needed preliminary preparation. The Board would like to acknowledge and thank all members who willingly came along and volunteered to assist in any way possible. While progress was made, at this stage there is still quite a bit of work needed to put back equipment and fit out the space. The process will still take a while until we are once again operational but we hope this will be in the near future. Watch this space for information about opening!. Below are some photos from our working bee held on 3rd January 2024.
During the 'time out' it has been pleasing to see how people have continued to practice their crafts and keep in touch with each other. Special mention to not only the Board members but also to others who have been actively involved with raising funds and supporting the club so that we can return bigger and better!
All members of CCWT are volunteers. We are not a commercial enterprise but may be able to assist individuals with small projects.
It is important to note that when the club has a clubhouse that all members who may have paused when we were in this transition phase, will be welcome to rejoin. Also, new members will also be able to join and experience all the fun and skills gained with the CCWT group.
What a great day for our BBQ fundraiser at Bunnings Tuggerah on Sunday 25th June 2023. Many thanks to the staff at Bunnings for the setup. A special thank you to Ian Stokes for organising the day and for his wonderful ability to get things running so smoothly. It was not only a great day financially but showed the great comradery of all members of Central Coast Woodturners.
What a great day was had by all on Saturday 12th August at Tuggerah. A special mention to Mark Board who organised another very successful day. Following on from our June BBQ, it was wonderful to see all the members who assisted with sales, cooking and support with a team effort that was both efficient and well organised. A big thank you to all customers who supported Central Coast Wood Turners with sausage sandwiches and drinks flying out almost as quickly as they could be made.
The temperature was in the 40's for our Bunnings BBQ on the 9th December, making it less than comfortable for the members who willingly volunteered their time to ensure that it went ahead and was as successful as possible. Once again, thanks to Ian for his organisation.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a 'snag' and a drink, supporting our club means a lot to us.
The next Bunnings BBQ will be held at Tuggerah on Saturday 16th March 2024. Anyone who is able to help (morning / afternoon / all day) is asked to phone or text Ian Stokes. If you are coming along to Bunnings on this day you might like to support Central Coast Wood Turners by partaking in a sausage sanger.
As more events are added, please check them out.
Central Coast Wood Turners Supporters:
A proud supporter of CCWT is Walker Bros. Timbers
, located at 50-68 Glennie Street,North Gosford, NSW 2250. They have a wide range of timbers and building materials and have a wonderful reputation and CCWT would recommend them for the home handyman and tradie alike.
A loyal supporter of CCWT over many years is Creighton's Funeral Services
, contacted by mail at PO Box 55,Ourimbah NSW 2258 or by phone on (02) 4324 1533. At a time of sorrow, Creighton's are always there to lend support in time of need with care and compassion. Central Coast Wood Turners would highly recommend Creighton's Funeral Services.
We are so grateful for Bulls Pickup and Removals
,who were very supportive in our transition between premises. They were on time, efficient, took care with all equipment and were pleasant as they undertook the moving process. We could recommend these guys for all the care they put into their work.
Our President, Peter, has been recently touring in Queensland and had the pleasure of being invited to and being amazed by the Bribie Woodies
on Bribie Island. Their set up was wonderful and an inspiration. It is presented here as a model for a wood turning and wood working club to show what can be done with amazing artisans.