2017 South Island Fun Day Ashburton 29 April

Hosted by the Ashburton Woodworkers Inc. and sponsored by the National Association of Woodworkers.

You are invited to be present at this annual event being held on Saturday 29th April 2017, between 10am and 3pm in our clubrooms, located at the Plains Museum, Maronan Rd, Tinwald, Ashburton. Car parking is available in the complex. The rooms will be open by 8.30am.

Send a team of six turners to show their lathe skills and decorate a table with finished work by Club/Guild members.

Bill Owen of “W.R.Owen Woodturning Supplies” will be present with samples of his stock.

A raffle to help defray expenses, morning and afternoon teas. Lunch will be available at a small cost.

Several motels are close by, so gather a team and supporters, book your accommodation and join in the fun and fellowship of the 2017 “Funday”.

Further details to follow.

Update 10 February 2017

Fellow woodies

The coming Funday challenge at the Ashburton woodworkers club will be a rolling pin and pastry cutter. You can start to practise and see how close you get the three of each.

Any queries, questions, don’t knows, head scratchers, blank looks, I suppose you can email me or even phone. I should be able to assist except make those wooden items.

The attendance form, including the lunch menu will be emailed later. The cook is experimenting on us before he lets you try his food. And we need to play fair when it comes to this serious Funday challenge, so the food needs to be pretty good.

Show Table Rules 2017

Tina Turner Trophy 2017

Happy, safe turning.
Rust of the bevel, dust out the lungs.

Wim Melchers

The Secretary


03 307 1287