The Cooroora Woodworkers Club holds its Woodcraft Show in September each year, in the historic Memorial Hall in Maple Street, Cooroy.
The Woodcraft Show allows club members to show their skills to the general public and share with them the joy of woodworking. Visitors are always delighted by the beauty of natural wood, especially when it has been hand-crafted into an attractive or functional object.
The Show features displays of work by club members and woodworkers from other clubs, as well as works produced by talented local school students. The event also includes competitions between regional woodworking clubs as well as the Cooroora Woodworkers internal competition. The fierce but friendly competitions will decide the best exhibits in woodturning, carving, marquetry, toy-making, pyrography, wood art and general woodworking. Cash prizes and goods are on offer to the winning entries, generously donated by Cooroy businesses.
There are also plenty of activities to watch, with demonstrations throughout both days of woodturning, box-making, carving and other woodworking crafts. Club members are on hand to answer questions and provide woodworking advice. Kids are able to try assembling a small box that they can keep to hold some special treasure.
Visitors can also see logs being milled into slabs of timber which are available for purchase along with pre-milled timber of several varieties. Many of the exhibits are on sale, plus wooden toys, show bags and ready-to-build wooden kits. A large number of private stall holders also join in our Show, with craft items and woodworking items on sale.
All proceeds from the raffle and other activities go directly back into the club so that we can continue to provide an enjoyable hands-on activity for members of our community, some of whom have never worked with wood before.