Ross Annels & Bern Chandley 1-day Masterclass

Steam-bending Masterclass

Friday 19th October

About the masterclass


Join Ross Annels and Bern Chandley as they explain the intricacies of steam-bending timber. Ross and Bern will demonstrate different steaming equipment and compare the bending qualities of various domestic and exotic timber species. These highly experienced steam-benders will show you how to create the perfect steam bending jig to achieve the shape you want. Ross and Bern will explain how to anticipate spring back and how best to control fibre damage on a bent component. Participants will be shown how to select the most appropriate combination of materials, equipment, jigs and forms to achieve a range of steam bending tasks. This workshop will involve demonstrations as well as hands-on elements.

Participants will learn an approach to working with timber steaming equipment. Ross and Bern are both highly experienced chair makers and there will be an emphasis on large section bending, however the course will also cover strategies for bending smaller components such as musical instrument sides and Shaker Boxes.

This course is perfect for anyone wishing to understand the theory and practice of steam-bending. Suitable for all levels of woodworker. Your group will enjoy technical support from a Dunstone Design craftsman – only 14 places available so purchase your ticket today.

Your ticket includes:

  • All equipment and materials required to complete the course
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on the day
  • Entry to one evening of Yarns at the Q
  • Entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace

The Steam Bending 1 Day masterclass will be held in Workshop 3 at the Dunstone Design Workshops Unit 3/5 Aurora Place, Queanbeyan, NSW, on Friday the 19th of October 2018.

Included in your ticket price is entry to one evening of “Yarns at the Q” and entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber and Tool marketplace at the Bungendore showgrounds.

All materials, meals and equipment are provided. Each day starts at 9.00am sharp and concludes at 5.00pm. Morning and afternoon tea served at 11.00am and 3.00pm respectively. BBQ lunch served at 1.00pm. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Students are to wear sturdy clothing, covered shoes and bring their own personal eye and hearing protection equipment. Please arrive 30 minutes early on Friday 19th for registration and induction.

Once you purchase your 1-day Masterclass ticket you will receive within 24 hours an email from our sales department confirming your purchase and to confirm which Yarn at the Q evening you would like to attend. Your ticket to the evening Yarn and entry to the Wood Dust Timber and Tool Marketplace will follow. For further information email us at

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