Steve Bell
(02) 4962 5777 (Clubhouse)
Web & IT Co-ordinator
Matthew Lindsay

Membership Registrar
John Benson

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About the Club woodturning boxmaking toymaking timber australian woodworking club boxes turning

Woodturners of the Hunter Co-operative Ltd is a hobby club, formed in 1983 to foster the art of woodturning in the Hunter Area. What began as a small group has steadily grown to have a membership of over 200. The members have a wide range of interests, including the making of boxes, fine furniture, grandfather clocks and general joinery as well as woodturning.

The Co-op meets at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, with “hands on” on the second Saturday of each month, at the Woodworking and Craft Centre, Newcastle Showground. (No meetings are held in January). These nights include demonstrations and workshop activities and provide an avenue for members to further develop their skills and knowledge. The Craft Centre is open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons, giving the members the opportunity to use the Co-op’s extensive workshop. Workshop training days are held regularly as well as demonstrations featuring both local and visiting crafts people and have proved very popular with members.


The Co-operative‘s library contains a large number of books, magazines and videos & DVD's covering a wide range of woodworking subjects. Members have free use of this facility. “TURNABOUT”, The Co-ops newsletter, is distributed to members every month except January and contains both technical and general information for members. It is also exchanged with a number of other clubs who send their newsletters for the information of members. Please click here if you would like to download the current issue of Turnabout.

Visitors Welcome.


 Timber available for sale.

The Club has a variety of timbers for sale which includes some Tasmanian and local timber.

We can slab or cut to your requirements.

These are available to purchase at each of the Sunday Farmers Markets that the Club is open (see the calendar) the Newcastle Show, or drop by to the clubhouse on a Saturday and have a chat to Des or one of our other members.

Bring along any sketches of your project or rough sizes of timber that you need and talk to us and we will do our best to help you out with the timber you need at a great price.




Hear a podcast about our Club

Hear one of our members talk about the Club, its facilities, education program and other facets.

Many thanks to Hardware for Creative Finishes for this podcast. To listen click here.

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1st Tuesday each month
7pm - Clubhouse,
Newcastle Showground.


Hands on:

2nd Saturday each month
9am- Clubhouse
Newcastle Showground.


Open Days:

Tuesday and Saturday

Members projects
from 9.30 am.

Wednesdays. Segmented Turning 8.00am - 2.00pm

Thursdays. Turners
8.00am – 2:00pm.

9.00am – 2.00pm
Fine woodworking & Boxmaking


Novice Days:

Learner Turners

Mondays   6pm – 9pm
Thursday 8am – 2.30pm



$50 Subscription per annum
Plus $50 joining fee

Associates Joining fee $5

free annual subscription
( this caters for members partners.)