Cooroora is back: Woodcraft Show to run November 5 and 6

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Above: Local turner Jeff at work on the lathe in The Kilns (Cooroora Woodworkers Club workshop).

‘We’re back!’, said Cooroora Woodworkers Club Inc president, Steve Chapman. ‘After a run of 30 annual shows since 1989, the Covid pandemic forced our hand in 2020 – but here we are – back – stronger than ever!’

Based in the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Cooroora Woodworkers Club is holding its annual Woodcraft Show in Cooroy’s Memorial Hall. The aim is to showcase the beauty of natural timber and the myriad of ways working with it, and give club members a very public way to display their creations. The event takes place over only two days: Friday and Saturday November 5 and 6.


Cooroora Woodworkers Club member Rob Bloomfield's Jewellery Box is also entered in 2021 Maker of the Year awards.

Some items at the show will be for sale, however all will be there for attendees to admire – and everyone has a chance to take home the major raffle prize: a resin river timber coffee table made by a team of club members.


Chainsaw sculptures by Shane Christensen, who will demonstrate at the show.

The Cooroora Woodcraft Show includes competition displays from regional wood clubs, local high schools and wood artisans as well as a People’s Choice competition.


Jacaranda and red cedar jewellery box by Cooroora Woodworkers Club member Jim Pound.

‘Out back you will see timber milling demonstrations of locally sourced timber featuring camphor laurel and silky oak’, said Steve.
‘A major attraction this year will be master sculptor/carver Shane Christensen at work using chainsaws to carve iconic Aussie fauna. The kids are also catered for with showbags, boxmaking kits and planter stand workshops available,’ said Steve. ‘Visitors can relax, enjoy a cuppa, enjoy a nibble and catch their breath in the woodies canteen’, he said.

The Cooroora Woodworkers Club Woodcraft Show will take place at the Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy, Qld November 5–6.

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