THE smell of wood permeates the air of a workshop that has welcomed many familiar and new faces over the past 28 years. Goulburn Valley Woodworkers (GVW) are a group of men and women who as a hobby, take time to share and pass on knowledge and to support many underfunded charities with their crafts.
The workshop is scattered with beautiful toys, tables and furniture. Wooden pieces of all sorts have been made by members of this self-funded group, which depends largely on the annual Shepparton Woodwork Show and its associated raffle.
GVW president, Len Taylor said, “Raffle tickets are just $1 and the prizes include a hand-carved silky oak coffee table, cheval mirror and a children’s rocking chair. Our members put great care into their work and at the show, visitors will enjoy demonstrations including model making, 3D printing, pyrography, puzzle and toy making to name a few. EFTPOS is available and GVW is always open to custom orders.
“Membership is just $60 a year. New members get started with a project kit and we guide and teach them along the way. People come in from all backgrounds and have differing levels of experience.”
Visit the 28th Annual Shepparton Woodwork Show, Saturday, March 10 from 9:30am to 4:30pm and Sunday 11 from 9:30am to 4pm at Eastbank Centre, Welsford Street, Shepparton. Adults, $10 and children under 16 are free.