The Workshop

The Association's Workshop is situated at 50A Spring Street, Abbotsford NSW, and is open for Members to book and use between 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. Off-street parking is available in the nearby Quarantine Reserve parking bays (adjacent to the workshop).
The Workshop viewed from the street
The Association has a well equipped Workshop available for members to work on their own projects in the company of other experienced and passionate woodworkers.  The Association’s Workshop is in the grounds of the historic Quarantine Reserve at Abbotsford which was where animals brought to Australia were held until proved to be disease free. The grounds are on the shores of the Parramatta River and have barbecue facilities, toilets and grassed areas.

Tools & Equipment

Members have access to industrial grade and well-maintained woodworking machinery as well as a broad range of custom jigs, clamps and hand tools required for fine woodworking.
Table saw
Table Saw
Bandsaw
Bandsaw
Drill Press
Drill Press
Thicknesser
Thicknesser
Jointer
Jointer
Router Table
Router Table
Belt Sander
Belt Sander
Drop Saw
Drop Saw
Bench Grinder
Industrial Bench Grinder
Wood Lathe
Wood Lathe
Drum Sander
Drum Sander
Spindle Sander
Spindle Sander
Disc Sander
Disk Sander
Work Bench
Work Benches
Jigs
Jigs
Hand tools
Hand tools

Workshop rules

Members need to supply consumables (glue, fixings, sandpaper, blind tongue biscuits, etc) for their own projects.

There must be at least two people present before machinery is used.
You have to be accredited to use the machinery yourself. To use your own power tools, advise the supervisor for that the day before you do.
You must accept and adhere to the Rules of the Association and Health and Safety policies.
Ear & eye safety equipment (PPE) must be worn when using powered equipment and ear protection must be worn when power equipment is being used.
Where appropriate a suitable dust mask should also be used.
You must wear closed shoes and appropriate clothing.
You must sign the Attendance Sheet whenever you enter the Workshop (required for insurance reasons) and pay a $5- fee.
Tim Major using the Jointer in the Workshop

Make a booking for the Workshop

Click on the available dates below to make your booking. You're welcome to book as many slots as you need, however, please only book the sessions you need.

Each Workshop session has a maximum of 3 participants per slot.

The Workshop is only available to members.

Please bring a $5 cash fee on the day of your booking.

Map

Getting to the Workshop

Address

50A Spring Street

Abbotsford, NSW, 2046

Opening hours

Wednesdays & Sundays
10am to 4pm
Not open public holidays
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