2022 Woodwork Section
It is shaping up to be the BEST yet!

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What you can see and do at the Show’s Wood Section?

There’s heaps of things to see and do this year in the Woodwork Section.

Ever want to learn about woodturning with a lathe?

There are at least three stalls this year that will feature woodturning.

You can come along and watch some really good turners demonstrate how it’s done.

You can ask the questions about that tricky problem that you’ve been having with your own lathe.

You can get information about cost of setting up a lathe in your shed and where to buy the equipment.

You can find out where your nearest wood club is if you want to learn more about turning ‘hands-on’.


Maybe woodcarving is your thing…

This year Arbortech has a stand which will feature continuous demonstrations on the use of their whole range of wood carving tools.

Or you can watch while Silvio Apponyi (OAM), one of Australia’s most talented carvers turns a log into art with a chain saw (and a few other tools), right before your eyes.

You can chat with guys from the local wood club about learning to carve and get information on the cost of tools from the guys at Carbatec.


Want to have a look at Scroll Sawing?

The largest wood club dedicated to scroll saw art, South Oz Scrollers, will be there live on site, demonstrating and answering questions on this topic.

You can find out about the different kinds of wood art forms that scroll saws are used for.

If you already have an interest maybe you can pick up a few tips and tricks to help you in your own projects.

Or get information about the latest gear.


What about the ‘Big Stuff’? Want to see a real logging mill in action?

The Show’s Woodwork section is the place to be. The Murrayland Woodworkers will be demonstrating their Lucus Mill, turning logs into usable timber.


Or what about the timber itself?

Otto’s Timber are on site this year with a full range of beautiful timbers for you to have a look at.

You can find out about what various timbers cost, or you can get their advice on which timber would be best suited to your next project.

Then again, maybe you’d like to know about timber finishes…

Otto’s have a range of wax-based finishes you are going to love for those cutting boards at home.


What about protecting wood outdoors you ask?

Nothing easier… just pop around to Hart’s Chandlery and have a look at the really amazing range of glues, resins and varnishes designed to do that very thing.

And while you’re there, why not have a flutter and buy a raffle ticket to win a beautiful little wooden sailing dinghy from the guys at Armfield Slip who spent much of last year lovingly building it by hand. (Note: the raffle will be drawn at the Wooden Boat Festival at Goolwa in April of next year. You can find all about that exciting event while you’re buying your raffle ticket).

Perhaps you are a novice to all of this wood stuff… a little unsure about what’s involved.

Never fear, you can have a chat with Taylor from the Adelaide School of Woodwork. He’ll be there with some kiddy and beginner packaged kit products that are easy to learn and will give you confidence to get into the wonderful world that is woodworking.

And if you would rather have someone else make it, we can help there too!

Have a chat with Anthony our resident ‘river-table’ expert. He can tell you all about the staggering possibilities that this marriage of wood and resin has to offer.

Ask him to show you some of his work and maybe have a talk about what he might be able to create for you.

If you’re keen to have a go yourself, why not buy a raffle ticket to win the small river kit being offered this year by Mountain River Timbers. The kit is worth almost $200, and the proceeds go to the local woodworking club.

Or take a few steps further to arrive at our ‘in-house’ wood art gallery. The dozens of beautiful wooden works of art are all made by local artists. There is such an incredible range to choose from,  you are sure to find something there in your price bracket for yourself or that special someone.

Yep… I reckon if you’re into wood or wooden art you’re going to love this place.