Visit to Montville Woodworkers

The Tin Can Bay Community and Mens Shed visited the Blackall Range Woodworkers Guild premises in Montville recently

The Tin Can Bay Community and Mens Shed visited the Blackall Range Woodworkers Guild premises in Montville recently

Early September, members of the Tin Can Bay Community and Mens Shed (TCBCAMS) visited the Blackall Range Woodworkers Guild premises in Montville to check out first-hand the wonderful facilities they have, to observe how they operate and to collect some wonderful timber for making workbenches.

Our members were very impressed with the giant-sized commercial bandsaw they have restored, as well as the rest of their equipment, being that it is all commercial grade and top quality, allowing them to create very professional items.

Most of their timber is donated in log form and due to their location being up on the range, they see far more species of trees than we see here in Wide Bay.

For those interested in inspecting their wares and facilities, make sure you go along to their Open Day on October 3 and 4 (9am till 3pm). Find the Blackall Range Woodworkers Guild at the Montville Tennis grounds, on the road between Montville and Maleny.

Closer to home, our members have been very busy of late – undertaking community projects, holding classes in macrame, lathe work, scroll saw, chess, resin pouring, computer/IT/phone skills etc and with the general running and improvement of the TCBCAM Shed.

Coming up in October, Joy Black (our Phoenix Program Facilitator) will call on her extensive experience and training in dementia management and aged care mental health to inform and discuss with members of the community all aspects of dementia. To reserve a place at this free community event, please call Joy on 0455 629 232.

You can find our supportive and welcoming Shed centrally located between Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay. Come along and see what we’re up to any weekday between 9-12. Call Bryan Phillips our shed manager on 0420 299 651 for further information.

Regular activities happening in October –

  • Lathe Classes – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday AM. Contact Paul Oliver 0427 995 512.
  • Scroll Saw Classes – every Tuesday and Thursday AM. Contact Bryan Phillips 0420 299 651.
  • Chess Group – Friday AM. Contact Carole 0437 880 438.
  • Computer/IT/Phone Classes – every Thursday PM. Contact Paul Boulton 0437 007 911.
  • General Meeting – Saturday, 10 at 10am. All welcome.
  • Phoenix Program – Dementia Information Session – Monday, 19 –  contact Joy 0455 629 232.