Woodies Group

8.45am, Thursday 11th July

Roy Bennett’s – Sackville Grange, 45/376 Cotham Road Kew (Melway 45 J7)

We had a most interesting trip last month to the Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. The future is here !

Today, we will have a “home” meeting, but at Roy Bennett’s home – Sackville Grange, which is near the corner of Burke Road; there is parking in side streets). The meeting will commence at 9.30am.

Roy makes model boats which he will show us.

We will also canvass ideas for trips next year. Good ideas lead to good trips, so put your thinking caps on. Whilst ideas are good, researched ideas are even better!


Usually referred to as the “Woodies”, the Woodworking & Home Maintenance Group, which was established in 1989, meets on the second Thursday of each month, for a “home” meeting, at which members exchange ideas and discuss problems related to home maintenance, or for an “away” meeting – a visit to a place of interest, e.g., furniture factory, car manufacturer, boat builder, timber yard, etc.

Since the Group was established, members have visited 102 different organisations, enjoyed 58 talks and demonstrations by members, heard 56 “Man behind the Chisel” presentations, and held 134 meetings in members’ homes.

“Away” meetings include Gippsland Aeronautics in Morwell, VicRoads ‘Traffic Management Centre in Kew, the Liberator Restoration Project in Werribee, the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, the TAA Museum in Airport West, the Bombardier factory in Dandenong,  and the Diamond Valley Railway.

All members, partners and friends are welcome to JOIN US.

Click here to view the Woodies photo gallery at Flickr.com

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