HONING SKILLS: Les Donges tutors Graham Reid at the Warwick Shire Woodcrafters workshop.
HONING SKILLS: Les Donges tutors Graham Reid at the Warwick Shire Woodcrafters workshop. Contributed

Woodcrafters sharpen skills

LIKE all tradesmen, the volunteers at the Warwick Shire Woodcrafters need to keep their skills up to date.

Last week Les Donges, who owns and operates a saw mill at Legume, ran a partly RADF funded workshop from Monday-Saturday to refresh the skills of six members of the Woodcrafters.

Warwick Shire Woodcrafters secretary Ron Bryant said it was important the members kept their skills up to date.

"Les does a workshop every few years to provide further learning for our members," Mr Bryant said.

"We use the workshop to further knowledge and hone the skills of our members."

Mr Bryant said the skills had a strong impact on the Warwick community, with the woodcrafters contributing to many community projects. "Some of the projects we've completed include replacing the wheels on the cannons in Leslie Park, installing three or four park benches around town, we've completed woodwork on the Southern Downs Steam train, built cubbies for BlueCare and more," he said.

"It's important the guys have the skills to be able to assist the community.

"Everyone came away with more knowledge and Les was very happy with the skills displayed."

The Woodcrafters meet from 8am-noon each Tuesday and Saturday, anyone is welcome to join.

How to join:

For details on how to join the Warwick Shire Woodcrafters, call Graham Reid on 4667 0304.



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