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.

Gauteng

Routing with Denis: Router Training Centre

Location: Midrand, Gauteng

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

Websitewww.routingwithdenis.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

Websitewww.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

E-mailinfo@awsa,org.za

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

Websitewww.woodworkingacademy.co.za

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. 

Websitewww.awsa.org.za

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

KwaZulu-Natal

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. 

Emailhodsdonr@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

Contact: Speak to the chairman Brian Kitching on 031-765-8737 or 076 846 2869
Email: bevbrian@mweb.co.za

By post: PO Box 177, Kloof 3640

 

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
Where:
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