Commemorative Anzac Kip

Tuesday 29 April 2014

For the Anzac Day commemorative rugby match between the Brumbies and Chiefs we were commissioned to make a bespoke Kip to fit two Anzac Centenary commemorative coins from the Royal Australian Mint.

In lieu of the coin toss, a quick game of two-up was played to decide the kick off.

And well done Brumbies! It was a great win:)

More information here about the coin and the two-up game here:

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Woodcarving Classes

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Enjoy learning the skills of woodcarving & sculpture from Grant Vaughan, a wood artist with over 30 years experience. The classes are held in Grant's studio which sits on 85 acres of tranquil bushland in the foothills of the Border Ranges in Northern NSW.

Grant's personal tuition in small classes and well prepared projects will ensure you enjoy a memorable and unique creative experience. All skill levels catered for. Minimum age 16 years.

You will learn the processes to create a new piece from initial concept through to the final product. Each participant is supplied with the timber to carve a sculptural piece to a set design. The design has a similar aesthetic to Grant's own work.

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John Sharman

Monday 31 March 2014

Gums Mandamora, oil on board 290x240 mm $460

Painting from Nature – the 2014 Collection

Opening and meet the artist – Saturday 5th April from 2pm

Exhibition continues until 13th May 2014

John Sharman is one of this Gallery’s most prolific artists, not only in terms of the large body of work he has produced during a professional career spanning some 35 years, but also in terms of sales.

His followers are usually not satisfied with just one piece and return each time John exhibits here, to catch up with his latest artistic ventures into the Australian landscape. One of his most recent trips was to the Flinders Ranges in August 2013, staying two weeks at the Rawnsley Park Station that faces the southern slopes of Wilpena Pound.

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Timeless trophy

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Now that the Gallery is over 30 years we art noticing how many ultra long term clients we have. Twenty years ago we customised our Burl Penny Paper Weight product to be a Golf Trophy for a client. This last christmas that same client dropped in with that same Trophy and asked us to make another one to match.

We think the result is timeless.

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An evening with Geoff Hannah and the Hannah Cabinet

Wednesday 05 March 2014

Join us on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March at 6pm with Master craftsman Geoff Hannah for a magical evening of insight into the man and his masterpiece of Australian Wood Craft.

On the evening we will also be launching a Prospectus for the possible public purchase and permanent placement of the cabinet to be available to the public to enjoy for many years to come.

A limited number of places are available.  Phone 6238 1682 to reserve your place.

The Hannah Cabinet is Geoff Hannah’s masterpiece and was made over a six and a half year period between 2001 and 2008 using 34 different Australian and international timbers, 4 species of shell and 17 varieties of precious and semi-precious stones with extensive marquetry inlays on 18 doors and on, and in, 140 drawers.

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Royal Australian Navy Commission

Monday 03 March 2014

We just completed a large order of 70 John Tudehope mini flip top boxes for the Royal Australian Navy. John and the BWWG team were able to turn the order around in just two weeks, arriving one day ahead of schedule! 

The boxes have a 4cm inner spacing and will be used to present "Federation Stars" that acknowledge 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy (and Australian Defence Force). They will also be used to present the insignia for the Unit Citation for Gallantry to the families of the crew of HMAS Yarra II for their WW2 service. The Governor-General will make this presentation in Melbourne 4 March 2014.

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New Work: Matthew Dwight

Thursday 20 February 2014

Cylinder Box – Tall $250 Oregon, Medium $80   N.G. Rosewood

Matthew Dwight is a well respected and successful high school timber and furniture industrial technology teacher in NSW. Under his guidance students have consistently performed extremely well in the NSW High School Certificate (HSC). In 2012 one of his students achieved 1st place and another 9th, and in 2012 one student placed 2nd and over 50% of the class achieved over 90% in the HSC.

During his teaching career Matthew has continued to hone his wood turning and furniture design and making skills undertaking courses with Vic Wood, Terry Baker and Richard Raffan.

Matthew takes pride in making both utilitarian and artistic turned items and continues to develop his furniture design skills. He aims to make beautiful objects that are pleasure to use, handle and look at it.

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David Voigt, Kalman Radvanyi & David Upfill Brown

Monday 17 February 2014

15 February – 11 March 2014

Octagon ArtSpace Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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Thursday 13 February 2014

I stumbled upon your gallery on a recent motorcycle ride from Sydney to Turross Heads (not quite the most direct route). What a surprise/shock! I thought I had struck gold. I was overwhelmed by the Hannah cabinet and your gallery. I loved the dovetail joint display in the front window. I was so inspired. I am now becoming sleep deprived reading all I can on wood working, bench designs, vises, hand tools etc. I have long had an interest in woodworking. Discovering your gallery and the Hannah cabinet have kick started my journey. A huge thankyou to all at the gallery for your great work.
Kind regards

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Ashes Box

Thursday 13 February 2014

From time to time we are commissioned to create a beautiful vessel to hold a departed loved one's ashes.

This red cedar box was crafted by Lindsay Dunn and has a screw top lid.

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Jarrah timber for sale

Thursday 13 February 2014

We don't normally do this, but we though some of our wood workers and their associates might be interested. Harry Kornoff has 30 cubic metres of Jarrah for sale.

  • 50mm Jarrah slabs up to 1.2m wide
  • 50mm Jarrah boards in varied widths
  • 28mm Jarrah boards in varied widths

All air dried for minimum 8 years in strips plus kiln dried
Total of 30 cubic metres available
Price from $4000/cubic metre upwards
All available ex our property near Beechworth, in NE Victoria

For any enquiries please contact
Harry Kornoff
03 5728 6768 or 0497 772 896

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Tools & Techniques Weekend at Sturt School for Wood

Thursday 13 February 2014

Sturt’s biggest annual event has everything for the aspiring or experienced woodworker. The historic Sturt School for Wood will feature displays and sales by Australia’s finest toolmakers and specialist timber suppliers including: HNT Gordon Classic Planes, Colen Clenton, Jim Davey Planes & Sharpening, Japanese Tools, Vesper Tools, Gifkins Dovetail Jig, Carba-tec, Allwood Timber, Southern Highland Woodies Inc. and the Men’s Shed. A daily program of woodwork demonstrations will be conducted by Australia’s leading furniture makers. 

Woodwork Demonstration Schedule

Demonstrations held on the veranda of the Part-time Wood workshop:

Saturday 22 February 2014


  • Darren Oates
  • Laminating


  • Katalin Sallai
  • Hammer veneering


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Weereewa - Interpretations

Friday 07 February 2014

David Flanagan, Jeffrey Frith, Natalie McCarthy, Anita McIntyre and Ian Robertson

Opening Saturday 15 March 2014 at 3pm
Exhibition continues until 30 March 2014

Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

A Weereewa Festival exhibition

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Fine furniture & woodwork by David Upfill-Brown – Review by Meredith Hinchliffe

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Until January 28, 2014

Although David Upfill-Brown is well known in the fine furniture-making scene, he is perhaps not so well known to those outside the circle. In the 1970s, he was carving in wood and stone in Central and Southern Africa. He then decided to focus on furniture and in 1980/81 studied furniture making and design at the John Makepeace School, Parnham, in England. From 1982 to 1999 with his wife Hermione he ran a bespoke furniture workshop in Tharwa near Canberra.

He taught part time at the Wood Work Shop at the Australian National University and was appointed inaugural academic director of the Australian School of Fine Furniture in Tasmania in 2000. He was the lead instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, USA for five years and moved back to Australia. He continues to teach for up to three months annually in Maine.

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Marquetry Wardrobe Commission Update

Monday 13 January 2014

Here are a few more work in progress images of the marquetry wardrobe commission by Michael Retter and Scott Mitchell that we shared a few weeks ago. Looking good

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The week before Christmas

Thursday 19 December 2013

The very talented Doug Collins sent us this little poem in response to our request for some more pieces!

Twas the week before Christmas
In great clouds of dust
The carver sat carving
At speeds fit to bust!

But just when he’d seen
The last work out the door
Along came an email
Asking for more......... :o)

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