Lorraine Ahearn may take part in a woodwork class called 'The scaredy-cat's guide for women', but she more thinks of herself as a lioness on the power tools these days.
The Birallee Park Neighbourhood House course was promoted during its open day, and Ms Ahearn displayed some of her recent creations including a timber planter-box and a bee house.
"I've been doing it for a month now maybe," she said.
"It's a versatile group and there's no judgement.
"You come and enjoy yourself and learn how to use power tools.
"I always wanted to know a bit about woodwork."
The group ran for the first time earlier this month and was the idea of program co-ordinator Amanda Skrypczak.
"We wanted to empower women in the community, especially older women whose husbands have passed and single mums out there," she said.
"What they make isn't perfect, but they have a go and they succeed in making something.
"They use all recycled timber and will be selling some of the items at the sustainability festival."
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Other offerings at Birallee include marbling and textile skill sessions, beeswax wrap making, and end of life seminars in November.
"Our aim is to be sustainable, and to keep better supporting our community," Ms Skrypczak said.