Woodworker's corner

Welcome to the Woodworker's corner. Here you'll find details of the woodworking clubs, associations and training courses across the country.


Routing with Denis: Router Training Centre

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

Contact: Denis Lock on 082-267-5948
e-mail: denis.lock@worldonline.co.za



Woodworking Association of Pretoria (WAP)

When: Meetings are cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the meetings normally are:

            General Meeting - Every last Wednesday of the month at 18:00

            Cabinet Makers – Every second Saturday of the month at 09:00

            Woodturners – Every fourth Saturday of the month at 09:00

Contact: Chairman: Jan Richter at cell: 081 361 5938 or email: jan.richter@ptawoodworkers.com

                Secretary: Michiel van den Berg at email: michiel.vd.berg@ptawoodworkers.com


Association of Woodturners of South Africa (AWSA)

The Association of Woodturners of South Africa represents wood turning interests and is open to anyone with an interest in turning. 

Contact: Chairman - Jan Richter at cell: 081 361 5938


Website: www.awsa.org.za

Spirit of the Wood Woodturners

Woodturning lessons in Boksburg

Contact: Johann Kramer on Cell: 083 251 0183, Email: spiritofthewood45@gmail.com; johankramer300@gmail.com

Witwatersrand Woodworkers’ Association
Chairman: Alistair Brande on Cell: 079 895 8709; Email: alistair.brande@gmail.com
Alternative: Herman Potgieter - 083 631 0501

The Witwatersrand Woodworkers’ Association Turner meeting: 

Every first Monday of the month (6pm).

Wood hobbyist meeting: Every second Wednesday of the month (6pm).

Toymakers’ meeting: Every first and third Monday of the month (9am).

Practical workshops: Every first and third Wednesday of the month (6pm).

Contact: Alistair Brande at alistair.brande@gmail.com or on 079 895 8709.

The Living Link 1, 17th Street, Parkhurst 

KB Woodcrafters (beginners to advanced)

Where: Boksburg

Contact: Ken Bullivant on Cell: 082-809-0020 on Email: ken@kbwoodcrafter.co.za

The Woodworking Academy

Where: Pretoria

Contact: Henry Sachse on Cell: 082 933 7806, Email: woodworkingacademy@gmail.com


One Good Turn

Where: Germiston

Contact: Schalk van Niekerk on Cell: 082 443 4977, Email: schalk@onegoodturn.co.za

East Rand Woodworkers’ Association (ERWA)

When: Every third Wednesday of the month except December

Time: 18h00 for 18h15

Where: Northfield Methodist Church – corner Aerodrome Drive and Webb Street, Northmead, Benoni
               Parking entrance is in Hurricane Avenue

Contact: Charles McLeod on 083-308-1115 or Tom Grant on 082-785-9218

Website: www.erwa.org.za

Woodworkers’ Association of Carletonville 

When: Every first Tuesday of the month

Time: 6pmContact: 

Speak to the chairman Frans Cloete on 082-343-0834 for venue details.

Woodworking Association of Pretoria

When: Every last Wednesday of the month

Time: 6pm

Contact: Speak to the chairman Jéhan Kruger on 012 991 3704 or 079 499 4695 or jehan.kruger@ptawoodworkers.com, or Jan Richter on 012 662 1366 or 081 361 5938 or richter@telkomsa.net for more information and the venue.

Website: www.ptawoodworkers.com 

Association of Woodturners of South Africa (AWSA)

The Association of Woodturners of South Africa represents woodturning interests and is open to anyone with an interest in turning. 

Contact: The secretary, Eric Thornton at notnorth@mweb.co.za 

By post: PO Box 308, Plumstead 7801. 


RSA Wood Creations
Where: Meyerton
Contact: William Kriel on Cell: 082-881-3830; Email: admin@rsawoodcreations.co.za

Painting Effects Training

When: Last week of every month in Alberton as well as in Northcliff

Time: 1-5pm for 5 consecutive Saturdays

Contact: Trish Galatis on 079-033-0815
Email: elu@mweb.co.za


Protected trees

We need to protect our rare trees in South Africa.


Here is a full list of protected tree species under the National
Forests Act

Free state

Free State Woodworkers’ Guild

When: Every last Wednesday of the month

Time: 6pm

Contact: Speak to the chairperson Emile Els for venue details on 082-771-1726

Email: emile@mcintyre.co.za  


Zululand Woodturners’ Club

When: Every third Saturday of the month

Time: 8am for 8.30am

Contact: Speak to Richard Hodsdon on 082-854-8388 or 035-753-1221for the venue. 

Email: hodsdonr@telkomsa.net


The Natal Midlands Woodworkers’ Guild 

When: Every second Tuesday of the month

Time: 7pm for 7:15pm

Contact: Speak to the secretary Brian Walford on 033-330-3690 for more information and for the venue.

By post: PO Box 467, Howick 3290. 

Woodturning Association - Pietermaritzburg
Contact: Winston French on Tel:033-347-3247; email: winst@telkomsa.net

Woodturning Association - South Coast
Contact: Dr Andre Nell on Cell:082-334-7933; email: dranell@telkomsa.net


Woodturning Association - Zululand
Contact: Richard Hodsdon on Cell:035-753-1221; Cell: 082-854-8388; email: hodsdonr@telkomsa.net


Pennington Amateur Woodworkers’ Support Group (PAWS) 

When: Every fourth Saturday of the month

Time: 8.45am for 9am

Where: 13 Marion Ave, PenningtonContact: 

Speak to Ian Ralph on 039-975-3267 or 082-265-5265.


The South Coast Association of Woodworkers (SCAW) 

When: Every last Wednesday of the month

Time: 6pm

Where: Gill van Heerden’s home. 9 Clarke road, Umtentweni.

Contact: Speak to the chairman, Oliver Ransome on 039-314-9366

Email: oransome@telkomsa.net 

By post: PO Box 346, Ramsgate 4285. 


The Woodcrafters’ Association of Durban Woodcrafters

When: Every second Monday of the month

Time: 5:30pm for 6pm

Where: Reformed Church in 1 Voortrekker Street, Pinetown

Chairman: Fred Donnelly

Email: fremar@telkomsa.net

Cell: 082 320 2907 / 072 680 1296

Landline: 031 767 3784

Western Cape

Furntech Training Centre
*Courses are minimum three months – courses countrywide

Contact: Joy Crane on Tel: 021-510-0088, Cell: 082 330 0777

Email: joyc@furntech.org.za


Mercury School of Woodwork
Paarden Eiland, Cape Town
Contact: Buster Tinsley on Tel: 021-815-9172, Cell: 082 815 9172,
Email: mercury@axxess.co.za

Website: www.woodworkingschool.co.za


The Cape Town Woodworkers’ Club 
When: Every second Thursday of the month
Time: 7pm
Where: Pinelands Hobbies Club
Contact: Speak to Eric Thornton on 021-558-3708 or 082-465-4237 Email: notnorth@mweb.co.za


George Woodworkers’ Club 
When: Last Monday of the month
Time: 17:00 for 17:30
Where: George Showgrounds
Contact: Speak to the chairman Clay Whittal 074 199 6499 or the secretary Richard O’Donnell on 082 301 4770
Email: woodworkgeorge@yahoo.com


Sedgefield Woodturners Guild 
When: Every first Thursday of the month
Time: 6:30pm for 7pm
Contact: Speak to Dave Stephenson on 044-343-2695 or 072-119-4397 for the venue
Email: davesdeesign@gmail.com
By post: PO Box 1364, Sedgefield 6573


The Overberg Woodturners Association
When: Every second Thursday of the month.
Where: 3 Halfkoord St, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai.
Contact: Speak to Hannes Ludick on 028-384-1170 or 081- 271- 2312; email: hanrie@telkomsa.net


Mossel Bay Woodworkers’ Guild
When: Every first Tuesday of the month
Time: 7pm in summer until April and 6pm in winter until August
Contact: Speak to Pikkie Malan on 083-326-2094 or Coen Strydom on 044-620-4964 for the venue
By post: PO Box 10728, Dana Bay 6510. 

The Overberg Woodworkers’ Association 
When: Every first Thursday of the month
Time: 6pm during winter, 7pm from October
Where: Progress Design, Industrial Area, Gansbaai (Hennie’s Place
Contact: Speak to Hennie Pretorius on 083-414-7962 or 028-384-1454 or Ben de Lange on 084-581-2801 or 028-384-1963.


The Western Cape Woodturners’ Association 
When: Every third Wednesday of the month design sessions or demonstrations
Time: 6:30pm for 7pm
Where: Pinelands Hobbies Club, Nursery Way, Pinelands
Contact: Speak to the chairman Eric Thornton on 021-558-3708 or 082-465-4237 or the vice chairman Darryl Bailey on 021-531-3709 or 021-552-2095.

Workshops: Every other Wednesday of the month 
Time: 6:30pm for 7pm
Where: Pinelands Hobbies Club, Nursery Way, Pinelands
Email: notnorth@mweb.co.za
By post: 23 Wembley Way, Edgemead, Cape Town 7441.

Eastern Cape

East London Woodcrafters Guild
When: Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month excluding December
Time: 5:30pm
Where: Timber Warehouse workshop, Small Business Development Centre (Arcadia Park)
Contact: Speak to the chairman, Chris Flanagan on 043-721-0707 or Cell: 082 894 0814; email: flanners@telkomsa.net or Rodney Offord on tel: 043-748 1163 or cell: 082 773 2864; email: rodney.offord@gmail.com


Woodturning Association - Grahamstown
Contact: Andrew Stevens on Tel: 046-603-8610; Cell: 082-320-1231; email: a.stevens@ru.ac.za

Woodturning Association - Port Alfred
Contact: Brian Edwards on Tel: 046-624-2945; Cell: 073-532-3295; email: barbaraharrison@telkomsa.net

The Grahamstown Woodworkers’ Group
When: Every second Tuesday of the month
Time: 6pm
Contact: Speak to Mike Brown on 046-622-4187, 082-805-5159 for the venue and further details.
Email: m.brown@ru.ac.za 
Website: www.ru.ac.za/community/woodwork/index


Lower Albany Woodworkers’ Guild 
When: Every first Tuesday of the month
Time: 6pm
Contact: Mick Tuck on 046-624-5682 or 082-873-0391
Refer to the Guild’s newsletter for the venue. 

The Port Elizabeth Woodturners’ Guild 
When: Every third Thursday of the month
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm
Where: Strand Hardware, 303 Govan Mbeki Ave, Port Elizabeth
Contact: Speak to the chairman Brian Jolly on 041-583-1577 or 083-294-3963
Email: brianj@iafrica.com

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