Menai - Sydney Woodturners Guild


We are one of the affiliated incorporated organisations that comprise the Sydney Woodturners Guild Inc.

As a region, of moderate size, we concentrate on giving the members that attend our monthly meetings ‘hands-on’ tuition and advice.

Our Aims

  • To create an environment where new and existing members can receive informal, personal and ‘hands-on’ woodturning tuition.
  • To provide a venue where members can discuss all woodturning issues.
  • To provide demonstrations, presentations and advice as and when members require.

The school workshop has 5 Woodfast lathes, complete with tools, various chucks and faceplates.
This equipment is supplemented with the region’s Teknatool Comet lathe, which has its own tools and accessories.

The Men’s Shed workshop also has 5 lathes plus the region’s Teknatool lathe as well as a variety of turning accessories.

What we do
Members are encouraged to bring timber and tools and, under guidance if required, work on their projects.
The region supplies timber and tools for those members who do not yet have their own.

Visitors, even those of you just mildly curious, and members from other regions are more than welcome to come along to any of our meetings.
You will enjoy the company, make new friends and be encouraged to ask plenty of questions.

Where we meet

Our meetings are held in 2 locations.  Every month there is a meeting in the woodworking workshop of the Menai High School.
Entry to the parking area is from Gerald Road, Illawong. (See map below).   There is also a monthly meeting at the Menai Men’s Shed which is located at Barden’s Ridge.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 6.00 pm.
Please contact President, Bill Black on 0401 701 327 to verify specific dates.   Alternately contact Vice President Tony Ney on 0427 666 653.