The Ballarat Woodworkers Guild annual Wood and Craft Show opened on Friday night with an address by the mayor Samantha McIntosh, and the organisers were frantically putting the final touches to the show on the eve of her attendance.
Over 30 stall holders and displays will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday, adding even more variety of experience to what will be a busy weekend in Ballarat.
Woodworkers Guild president Ross Holst says the yearly show is the best opportunity for everyone in Ballarat to see what can be done with wood - "whether it's scroll saws or carving or making boxes or wood turning," he says.
"It takes us 12 months to organise," Mr Holst says.
"Basically when this show finishes we'll be booking for next year. There are people here displaying from Queensland, from Gippsland, from Murray Bridge in South Australia, from Melbourne and Geelong as well."
All attendees to the show have the chance to win a full-size, handmade grandfather clock, a spinning wheel and and an amazingly intricate bowl constructed and turned from hundreds of individual pieces of timber.