SKILLS OF YESTERYEAR: Visitors to the Cooroora Woodworkers Club's annual Wood and Craft Show will see a milling team in action.
SKILLS OF YESTERYEAR: Visitors to the Cooroora Woodworkers Club's annual Wood and Craft Show will see a milling team in action.

Woodworking crafts of old to go on show

WHAT: Wood and Craft Show

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13

WHERE: Cooroora Woodworkers clubhouse, 8 Lowermill Rd, Cooroy

COOROORA Woodworkers Club is holding its 28th annual Wood and Craft Show on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

The show will be held in the Cooroora Woodworkers' clubhouse and surrounding precinct at 8 Lowermill Rd, Cooroy.

Organisers are confident the 2017 Show will be their best show ever.

The heart of the show is always the competitions where regional woodworking clubs compete in the interclub competition and school students compete in the schools competition. Club members will also compete in their own woodcraft competition.

All these competitions have valuable prizes over a whole range of wood working activities.

Most importantly the competitions promote the skills of woodworking.

Woodworking is one of the oldest known crafts and the continuation of the craft and skills is of benefit to society in general but also to the crafts person whose constant drive to perfection is a mental stimulus and a great health benefit.

Environmental concerns are always important and the club's milling team saves many logs from around the Cooroy region to be recycled into useful timber. The shows increasingly reflect environmental issues.

Visitors will be able to see the competition entries as well as demonstrations of woodworking, timber milling and a whole range of quality items offered for sale.

Entry to see the competition entries is $2 (under 16 years free).

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