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Show has no knock on wood

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March 06, 2018

Goulburn Valley Woodworkers members Bob Beecroft, Len Taylor, Don McCrabb, Perrie Bullock and Vern Marven are getting geared up for the 28th annual Shepparton Woodwork Show.

Goulburn Valley Woodworkers are gearing up for the 28th annual Shepparton Woodwork Show this weekend.

The show at Eastbank will consist of 37 demonstrations, including model making, pyrography and spindle turning.

GV Woodworkers president Len Taylor said the club tried to have working demonstrations rather than just static displays.

‘‘People like to see how things are made — not just the finished product — and this year we will be offering three new demonstrations in wooden roses, 3D printing in wood and doll making,’’ Mr Taylor said.

‘‘A lot of people think the roses are real and put their nose to them to smell them.’’

Mr Taylor said the club usually attracted a handful of new members after the show who were keen to work with wood.

‘‘The show is about publicising the skills that are available locally and exposing the club to the public and people of Shepparton,’’ he said.

This year the club’s raffle is valued at more than $3000, with first prize a silky oak coffee table valued at $1000.

‘‘We try to cover everything, from demonstrations to kids’ toys and the raffle is always very popular,’’ he said.

Turned articles, wood ware and furniture the club has produced and milled timber will be on display and available to buy.

The club will also host another show in October at the McIntosh Centre.

The Shepparton Woodwork Show is on from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is $10, while children under 16 are free.

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