Who are the Gold Coast Woodturners?
Gold Coast Woodturners club has been on the Gold Coast since 1983 and are located in the suburb of Mudgeeraba.
The club’s primary aim is to foster and teach the age-old craft of woodturning and to do so safely. We are active within the community providing demonstrations to residents of local aged care facilities, community events and local shows. We provide semi-structured night and day lessons designed to help members learn and develop woodturning and related skills. Free tuition is provided by very experienced and competent woodturners. We always make room for new members of any standard, beginner to advanced.
The club’s machinery facilities are second to none with 13 variable speed Vicmarc lathes and other machinery being available to club members. The acquisition of modern machinery, tools, buildings and timber is due to much appreciated financial assistance provided through the receipt of grants from State and Local Government authorities and the hard efforts of many club members through fund raising activities. The club has a membership base of approximately 120 members at any given time, male and female, aged from young teenagers to our most senior members who are in their nineties. The club membership spans four generations and the interaction between members of varying ages and both genders adds a most meaningful dimension to being a club member.
New members are the life blood of the club and we are always happy to welcome new people. Previous turning experience is not necessary nor is the initial ownership of tools or equipment. If you are interested in joining give us a call or email us through the ‘contact us’ tab.
Our Street Address:
John & Myrna Franklin Heritage Centre,
238 Mudgeeraba Road,
Mudgeeraba, QLD, 4213
Our Postal Address:
Gold Coast Woodturners,
PO Box 965
Mudgeeraba QLD 4213