Wood Dust Masterclasses

A Wood Dust Masterclass is the ideal way for you to gain new skills or strengthen existing ones. Save yourself the frustration of battling it out alone in the workshop reinventing the wheel: a masterclass will help you streamline your learning experience.

Lead by one of our woodworking Masters, Wood Dust Masterclasses will be intimate, informative and inspirational. Book your masterclass today:

Short Masterclasses

Wood Dust Short Masterclasses are now available!

Demand will be high so book your spot now!

Masterclass Venue

Dunstone Design Workshop

Dunstone Design is one of Australia’s leading fine furniture workshops, based in Queanbeyan NSW and is the location for the Wood Dust Masterclasses. The Dunstone Design team is led by Churchill Fellow and Master Craftsman Evan Dunstone, one of the driving forces behind Wood Dust.

Three-day Masterclasses

A Wood Dust Three Day Masterclass ticket is your All Access VIP pass to Wood Dust.

Andy Buck

Finding your Creative Voice

Wednesday 17th–Friday 19th October

Andy Buck is a furniture maker, sculptor and educator; currently a Professor and program chair for the Furniture Design Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His colourful work is included in many private and public collections. Andy will host a three-day masterclass where participants will make a small table or stool and gain insight into developing a personal voice as they personalise their piece. They will learn a number of strategies for shaping, carving and finishing wood that includes traditional and non-traditional techniques.

Michael Fortune

3D Joinery and Working with Curves

Wednesday 17th–Friday 19th October

Designer/maker, teacher and mentor, Michael C. Fortune is one of Canada’s most respected and creative contemporary furniture masters.

Michael will be leading a three-day intensive masterclass going through the design and construction process to build a piece of furniture with compound angles and without common woodwork joints. Participants will learn an approach to working with curved elements on complex forms without doing any calculations or even knowing any numbers.

Besides an intensive journey into your chosen woodworking discipline with a recognised Master Craftsperson, you are also now a ‘Wood Dust VIP’ with a ticket to all the best events that Wood Dust has on offer. These Wood Dust Three Day Masterclasses provide the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a comprehensive woodworking experience. Our two North American masters will lead you through a variety of techniques to build your woodworking repertoire. All materials, equipment and meals are included.

As a Wood Dust VIP, you receive tickets with premium seating to both evenings of Yarns at The Q on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Take a front row seat and engage in the discussion, afterwards a drink at the bar and an intimate chat with our ensemble of woodworking legends. On the Friday night come along to the ‘Insiders’ Industry Dinner in Bungendore and rub shoulders with some of Australia’s finest craftspeople.

Last but not least is your access to both days of the Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace at the Bungendore Showgrounds. Use what energy you have left to watch the live demonstrations, purchase a few tools, throw an axe or relax with a craft beer. A Wood Dust Three-Day Masterclass is your opportunity for an all-encompassing, once in a lifetime woodworking experience. Read more below – embrace the experience.

Wood Dust Festival Management offers parties interested in the Wood Dust Three Day Masterclass payment plan options. Email John Madden at hello@wooddustaustralia.com to discuss your payment options.

One-day Masterclasses

Unfortunately tickets to the 1-day masterclasses have sold out. View our Short Masterclasses

Vic Tesolin

Inlay Techniques

Wednesday 17th October

Vic Tesolin is a woodworker, author and serves as technical advisor at Veritas and Lee Valley Tools in North America. Vic’s book titled “The Minimalist Woodworker” published by Spring House Press, is an essential guide.

The beauty of woodworking is that you are never done. There are always more skills and techniques to learn and apply to your work. The first things we master are converting a tree into components and then join those components together to make a thing, but where do you go from there?
Inlaying smaller pieces of wood and other materials is a great way to bring your woodworking projects to the next level. Join Vic as he guides you through the basics of inlay using an array of premium Veritas hand tools.

Matt Kenney

Kumiko Masterclass

Thursday 18 October

Matt Kenney is an editor at Fine Woodworking magazine, where he also writes about woodworking and is a co-host on the popular Shop Talk Live podcast and is also the author of 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks published by Taunton Press.

Matt is a Kumiko master, the traditional Japanese art of wooden latticework. During this masterclass participants will learn the techniques at the heart of Kumiko by making two completed Kumiko panels and a set of jigs for cutting joinery on infill pieces to takeaway so they will be able to make their own panels at home. The techniques learned may be applied to a wide range of designs. Join Matt for this special woodworking opportunity.

Ross Annels & Bern Chandley

Steam-bending Masterclass

Friday 19th October

Ross Annels and Bern Chandley are two of Australia’s most interesting and diverse furniture makers. Bern is a chairmaker who specialises in contemporary interpretations of Windsor Chairs. Ross is a studio furniture maker, multi-media artist and sculptor who is also co-director of the Cooroora Institute in Queensland.

Together Bern and Ross offer you a one day Steam Bending Masterclass. During this masterclass participants will learn the intricacies of steam bending, use a variety of steam bending equipment and explore the bending on an array of exotic timber species. Learn how to make the perfect steam bending jig to achieve the shape you want. Join Bern and Ross for this exciting Steam Bending experience.

Held at the Dunstone Design workshops in Queanbeyan, these masterclasses provide the perfect opportunity to learn a variety of new skills to add to your woodworking toolbox.

Kicking off at 9.00am and finishing at 5.00pm each day these one day masterclasses will provide you with a comprehensive learning experience on the technique at hand. All material, equipment and meals are provided. Learn more about Wood Dust one day masterclasses below.

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