The Geyserland Guild of Woodworkers is based in Rotorua with their club rooms in Perirka street next door to the St Johns ambulance base. The club has about 30 members who are interested in a wide variety of wood making activities. The main interest is in woodturning but other supported activities are carving, scroll saw, pyrography, routing and some furniture making.
Our aim is to improve and extend the wood skills for our existing members and to provide a learning environment for new members that do not necessarily have any existing knowledge of woodworking.
We hold two meetings per month on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of the month. At these meetings we present some detailed aspect of woodwork or on occasions an external speaker to entertain those present.
We also open the workshop on a Saturday morning to allow members to come along and use any of the club equipment for their own projects. This forum also provides a practical opportunity for new members to receive training.
For information about our club activities check out our What's On tab at the top of the page.
In order to help raise funds for the club we have a market stall once a month which is held on the second Sunday of the month at the Rotorua arts centre. As well as selling items we also have working lathes to demonstrate to the public how turned items are produced.