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Wits Woodworkers Association

PO Box 1, Randpark Ridge, 2156, South Africa

 

Established in 1990, the Witwatersrand Woodworkers Association (WWA) is a non-profit organisation that exists to promote and maintain interest, skill and excellence in the working of wood.

We support all facets of woodworking, and have amateurs from all walks of life and many professional woodworkers among our members.

Monthly meetings serve as a forum for the interests of our members. Specific interest-groups and workshops convene at various times during the month (see below for details). A single, annual fee allows access to all facilities and groups, with no additional fees levied. We welcome all that have an interest in woodworking, and thrive on new membership and fresh ideas. Contact us using the postal address above or the email addresses below:

Chairman -         chair@wwa.org.za 

Vice Chairman - vicechair@wwa.org.za

Secretary -         secretary@wwa.org.za

Treasurer -         treasurer@wwa.org.za 

 Monthly meetings:   

Monday Morning workshop. (Was toymakers) the first and third Mondays of every month, at 09h00 till 12h00 at the Albertskroon workshop. Meetings will be cancelled if they coincide with a public holiday. Pierre Mouton will open up the workshop.  

Every Wednesday and Friday – Graham Rudings will open the workshop, but reserves the right to cancel at short notice. Graham is setting up an email circulation list for announcements and any cancellations. Please email Graham grahamcr AT mweb.co.za to be added to the list. Graham can be contacted on 082 900 0242.

 

Ken’s Saturday Workshop. Ken Bullivant holds a Saturday workshop at his house in Boksburg. The location is 13 Franklin Avenue, Comet, Boksburg on the first Saturday of the month from 09:00 to 12:00. They decide on an annual project and work throughout the year making it. Individual projects are discussed and problems solved. Ken also offers private lessons too. Contact Ken on 082 809 0020 if you wish to take part.

SPIRIT OF THE WOOD - WOODTURNERS

Offering Woodturning lessons, One-on One Training, Classes and Club, Willing to assist persons with limited physical/intellectual abilities. Contact Johan Kramer on 083 251 0183 or Johankramer300@gmail.com

 

Saturday meetings

1.         First Saturday – Bobby Bezuidenhout – Woodwork 101 for beginners. Contact Bobby on 083 873 3872 or milesiabez AT gmail.com

2.         Second Saturday of month - Herman will open the workshop – all things turning related – 083-631-0501 hermanpotgieteresq AT gmail.com

3.         Third Saturday of month – Contact Pierre at 083 308 7917 or pm9917 AT gmail.com

4.         Fourth Saturday of month – Graham will open the workshop – 082 900 0242 grahamcr AT mweb.co.za If you plan to attend, please send your email to Graham, so that he can send out any last minute cancellations.  

“SHOULD NO ONE ARRIVE BY 10h00 THE WORKSHOP WILL BE CLOSED.”

We try to stick to the above schedule, except when public holidays intervene - if in doubt contact us to confirm. 

The Living Link  meeting venue is shown in the map above. ( See http://www.thelivinglink.co.za/  for more information.)

The Living Link is a halfway house organisation that facilitates the integration of intellectually impaired individuals into society, by promoting independent living in a sheltered environment. The WWA is using the training hall for at the Living Link for meetings. 

The workshops are at our workshop in Albertskroon, see the map below for directions: (Google Earth insisted on calling the location "Randburg" when it is fact in Johannesburg...)

    

In the NW corner of the map is Alberts Farm Park, and to the SE is the Jewish section of Westpark Cemetery. Driving from Northcliff Corner, West along Milner Ave, the road becomes 5th St. You will pass the sports club on the right and cross over the Montgomery Spruit, a tributary of the Braamfontein Spruit. After passing an Engen garage on the left, you will see the bottle store and Wood ‘n Whotnots (green wall) on the right. Between them is  9th St, and the new workshop is at the back of the yard. 

Courtesy of Google Streetview, you can see the yard entrance is in the white wall, to the right of Wood 'n Wotnots on the corner.

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