The Club was established in 1997 to provide support and training in the use of Triton products. Over time the Club has evolved to foster the development of more general woodworking skills. Members do not need to own a Triton product to benefit from the skills and training provided through the Club and its activities. The Club caters for all woodworkers of any skill level and particularly welcomes beginners.
The Club is also active in the local community providing practical support to local organisations and charities.
The Aims of the Club are reflected in its objectives as set out in its Constitution, namely:
- To provide education and training on the correct use and setting up of Triton products and other machinery used for working with wood
- To foster development of woodworking skills in general
- To provide financial and practical support to certain organisations and charities as decided by the members and agreed to by the committee
- To promote good fellowship among those interested in working with wood
- To promote and educate members in matters relating to Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) as an ongoing requirement.
Meetings are held at 7.00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, except January. Additonal meetings will be advised under upcoming events.
The Club meets at the Stromlo Forest Scout Group Hall, Tantangara St, Duffy (get directions)
TOCACT runs monthly meetings with a dynamic program covering live demonstrations of wood working techniques, presentations by local experts, and open discussions covering problem solving, woodworking projects and information sharing.
The meeting program is responsive to the needs of members but the main topics are usually based on an annual theme. Past themes have included box making, setting up a home workshop, the use of hand tools and working through a project such as a computer desk or a rocking horse.
The Club also arranges excursions to local woodworking businesses and other places of interest. These have included visits to Monaro Timber, the behind the scenes workshop for Questacon and Thor’s Hammer timber recycling centre.
The final meeting of the year is a competition night and annual barbecue.