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Our workshop is in Albertskroon for informal meetings and hands on tutorials.
Our formal meetings are at the Living Link hall in Parkhurst.
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John Speedy showed us how make one of these half bowls

Wooden Bolt and Nut - made by Chris van Heeswijk

Pen with spiral inlay - how do you make this? - Poena showed us!


Harlequin bowl - by Trevor Pope

Al Stirt at the AWSA 2017 congress in George

Penguins with attitude - from amongst the toys donated by the WWA


Bobby at Hobby-X 2017

Display Stand - Hobby-X 2017

A few of the toys from the 2016 Toys for Charity annual braai. These toys were made by WWA club members for crèches on the West-rand, where the children have limited access to toys, so these are important for their development

Johan assisting a student at Hobby-X 2017

Peter Middleton explains how a shop-made screw chuck  is held in a scroll chuck as part of a talk on principles of work-holding on the wood turning lathe

Johan with some of his students demonstrating at Hobby-X Centurion – 2016

Dries demonstrating some tools and jigs for deep hollowing. Lasers, roller steadies, custom made deep hollowing tools and jigs all come together to help him make tall turned vessels with thin walls.

Wooden Cork Screw - made by Ken Bullivant

Inlay on box lid by Roger Mayes


WWA stand at Hobby-X 2016 at the Dome - Northgate

Charlie Letsoalo demonstrating the turning of a pepper mill from Wild Olive, to be fitted with a CrushGrind mechanism. (WWA club workshop)

Wally demonstrating scroll-sawing at Hobby-X 2016 (note the new turner's jacket)

Ball in a box - made from one piece of Jacaranda by John Speedy

Saw Stopped - Greg de Villiers from Vermont showing off the blade cartridge jammed into a saw blade after triggering by a Wiener sausage

Ducks - WWA annual toys-for-Charity braai - 2105

Handcut dovetails - demo by Ken Bullivant 

Eddie and Charlie demo-ing at Hardware Centre Open day - Nov 2015

At Smit demonstrating at the Pretoria Woodworking Club's turners day (25th July 2015)


For those interested in woodworking, woodturning, cabinet making, toy-making, wooden toys, old tools, antique furniture and tools, scroll-sawing, wood finishing, sharpening, demonstrations, courses, how-to, timber preparation and drying, power tools, and woodworking machinery, in the area of Johannesburg, South Africa. Hobbyists and professionals welcome. 

Monthly woodturning and woodworking talks, workshops and get-togethers. Members receive the latest newsletter hot off the press with the latest club news, older newsletters and articles are on this site.

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