Gympie and District Woodworkers Club have a new home after council gave them a piece of land to build a shed on. Pictured is secretary Tim Royle and public relations officer Steve Andrews.
Gympie and District Woodworkers Club have a new home after council gave them a piece of land to build a shed on. Pictured is secretary Tim Royle and public relations officer Steve Andrews. Craig Warhurst

Council gives woodworkers a home

A GROUP of dedicated woodworkers have been keeping the art of woodcraft alive in Gympie for 20 years.

To help celebrate two decades in the community, the Gympie and District Woodworker's Club has just received a block of land from the Gympie Regional Council to build a new workshop and home base.

Members Tim Royle and Steve Andrews said the group was now waiting for funding to build a new shed on the Banks Pocket Rd site.

They said getting a block of land was great news for the booming club.

Mr Royle said the membership had taken off recently after they hosted a national scroll saw exhibition.

He said the club had their gear in a number of places around town and it would be great to get it all together in one place.

"Once we get into our new shed we expect things to go real well," Mr Royle said.

The group is planning to celebrate their 20 years with a special Cedararma Woodcraft Fair starting on September 9 to October 4.

The group is expecting a host of entries in all types of cedar including java, onion, peach, red, West Indian and White Cedar.

Gympie Times


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