Dec 062017

Another great evening at our 2017 annual barbeque and competition – thank you to our great chefs Tom & Mike and to Carolan for all her hard work (and for the delightful Christmas cakes).

Getting ready to cook!

After a steak sandwich, Christmas cake and ginger beer, members had a good chat and discussed options for next year’s meetings on Workshops while our judges made their determinations.

(If you didn’t fill your form in on the night, it can be downloaded from Workshop Topic questionnaire and emailed to Chris – or bring it along to the next meeting!)

There was a wide selection of entries in this year’s competition –


And the Winners were:


1st – Chris – Mortise Jig

2nd – Chris – Panel Clamps

3rd – Hugh – Push Block

Indoor Furniture

1st – Scott – Butler’s Unit

2nd – Peter – Hall Table

3rd – John – Side Table

Boxes & Ornamentals

1st – Scott – Cheese Board

2nd – Mick – Redgum Boards (with a lovely commentary attached)

3rd – John – Document Box


1st – Craig – Llama Rocker

2nd – Bruce – Stegasaurus

3rd – Bruce – Cradle

Many thanks to our judges – Dan Steiner, Phil Coleman and Carol-Anne Karas for their time, expert opinion and constructive feedback – we’re always learning!