Timber & Tool Marketplace

The Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace is two BIG days of woodworking celebration. Everything you would want at a woodworking festival will be there including free live woodworking demonstrations, timber of every species, all the best tools available, great food, coffee and craft beer.

The Wood Dust Experience

The Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace offers you a special experience: visit the Meet-the-Makers Pavilion where you can chat face to face with woodworkers such as Michael Fortune, Matt Kenney and Vic Tesolin; talk shop with tool makers Tom Lie Nielsen and Terry Gordon; throw an axe with the team from Maniax; or kick back and take in a beverage alongside the Luthier’s Lane performance stage.
The Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace will run over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of October 2018 at the Bungendore Showgrounds, a short drive from the village of Bungendore. Onsite parking with a gold coin donation is available. Camping is available onsite.
Tickets are also available at the gate, but to avoid queues and save money, purchase your ticket now!

Timber & Tool Marketplace tickets

Tickets to the Timber & Tool Marketplace are for a single day entry only, valid on either Saturday 20 or Sunday 21 of October. Passouts are available. Discounted Second Day tickets will be available at the gate on Sunday the 21 of October (conditions apply).

Adult tickets $18 online / $20 at the gate
Concession $16 online / $18 at the gate*
Children 12 and under – FREE

Discounted Second Day Tickets, available at the gate only on Sunday 21 October
Adult tickets $14
Concession $12*

* Available to patrons with a current concession card, view full Ticket Terms & Conditions

Timber & Tool vendors

The Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace offers the world’s leading woodworking toolmakers, Australian tool retailers and timber merchants.

Come to Wood Dust at the Bungendore Showgrounds and chat face to face with Thomas Lie Nielsen, Vic Tesolin from Veritas and Chris Vesper from Vesper Tools. Check out the latest products available including the new routing system from US based company PantoRouter, and HNT Gordon’s revolutionary Pattern Making vice being officially launched at Wood Dust.

Pursue the range of timbers available from Cedar Works, Four Square and Trend Timbers. And if you are a Luthier, Australian Tonewoods from Western Australia will also be joining us at Wood Dust.

Workshops & Demonstrations

The Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace offers you the chance to take in a free woodworking demonstration, be part of a woodworking workshop or join in on a discussion with an industry identity.

Workshops and demonstrations include:

  • Maori Carving by Kapenne Alexander
  • Kumiko demonstrations by Matt Kenney
  • Carving with Carol Russell
  • Chat with craftsman Michael Fortune
  • Power Carving presented by Arbortech
  • Dovetail and Boxmaking routing by Gifkens Dovetail
  • PantoRouter joint machining
  • Chopstick making with Japanese Tools

Join the Wood Dust emailing list and stay tuned for updates on the range of woodworking workshops and group discussions available.

Air Woodworker Tournament

Enter the Wood Dust Air Woodworker Tournament at the Timber & Tool Marketplace on Saturday 20th October!

Luthier’s Lane and Performance stage

Check out the range of instruments on display down Luthier’s Lane, then kick back and take in a tune at the Wood Dust Performance stage.

Take the time to try out one of our luthier’s instruments. These guys really make a great guitar.

Luke Kallquist from Kallquist Guitars is a maker of traditionally inspired instruments specialising in acoustic guitars. The aim is to create instruments that have that “played in” sound and feel of highly sought-after vintage instruments.

Jens Ploesser Guitars based in Canberra, Australia use tone woods from trusted local suppliers, and place a high value on renewable resources and finishes. Specialising in handmade, one-off, high end acoustic guitars.

Craig Szabadics from Szabadics Guitars also from Canbera will be there too. Szabadics Guitars began in 2007 with the goal of creating acoustic instruments that would inspire the owners to spend more time playing and be more creative with their music.

Check out some local blues, rock and folk at Luthier’s Lane.

Local bands The Guitar Cases and The Filthy Darlings with their soul-full mix of blues and folk will take the stage as well as old time fingerpicking and bottleneck bluesman Chris O’Connor.

Wood Dust TV Studio

Start your day at the Timber & Tool Marketplace by tuning into Wood Dust TV on Instagram Live to find out what’s on. Take a seat throughout the day and watch the show unfold.

Watch and listen to live interviews with Matt Kenney and Tom Lie Nielsen.

Catch an episode of our design critique program ‘Fix – Steal – Destroy’ featuring Michael Fortune. Learn about Power Carving from Arbortech founder Kevin Inkster and see Australian YouTubers Dave Stanton and Robin Lewis do their thing. And if you are brave, watch the action unfold during the Barber Shop of Horrors chisel sharpening challenge!

Stay in touch for a full programme nearer to the event.

Follow @wooddustaus on Instagram so you don’t miss out.

Food & Entertainment

At last a woodworking festival with proper food and good coffee!

The Wood Dust team like our food as much as anybody, so forget those predictable hotdogs and stale chips.

Prepare yourself for a variety of the best handmade food around including authentic wood fired pizza by the Pizza Trailer, sweet and savoury cannoli by the Cannoli Brothers, South American treats by La Empanada and coffee courtesy of the Italian Traveller.

Check out more about our food vendors:
The Pizza Trailer
Cannoli Brothers
La Empanada
The Italian Traveller

Capital Brewing

Did we mention craft beer? Yes, there will be a cold one available courtesy of local brewer Capital Brewing available in the garden just by the Wood Dust Performance stage. Kick back, take in a tune or two and relax before buying that certain something.

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