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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David Upfill-Brown Exhibition Catalogue

Monday 16 December 2013

Cabot Cabinet - American Cherry, Hard Maple, Queensland Silver Ash & leather 1430w X 600d X 1043h - $14,500

View the online exhibition catalogue of David Upfill-Brown's work

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Craft Arts International - 30 years of excellence

Thursday 12 December 2013

Craft Arts International is celebrating 30 years. Thirty years is a long time, a generation, and as a commercial enterprise, and as a leading publication in the crafts and arts world, this is one very great achievement indeed.

Congratulations to Jenie and Ken, and your staff, on the stand-out international crafts and arts publication you have created, nurtured, and grown to become the world class publication that it is today.

As a commercial gallery that has just celebrated its 30th year we know what it takes. You have chronicled the spectacular orbit of Australian craft and arts, and more recently the similar exciting trends internationally.

David Mac Laren
Artistic Director, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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Inspirational Student Wood Work

Thursday 12 December 2013

When Bomaderry High School student Terrence Wiseham visited the Gallery in 2012 he saw Alex McDowell's reception desk and thought “I like that and would like to do something like it”.

So Terrence, inspired by the desk and work on display at the Gallery, undertook an ambitious 2013 HSC Major Wood Work project creating this curved New Guinea Rosewood desk. He also went the extra mile and created a steam box.

Great work Terrence!

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Marquetry Wardrobe Commission

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Here's a peak at a marquetry wardrobe commission Michael Retter and Scott Mitchell are working on at the moment. There are 8 panels 2.7 metres high!

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David Upfill-Brown and Tony Richardson

Friday 22 November 2013

An exhibition of Fine Furniture and Woodwork by David Upfill-Brown and Paintings by Tony Richardson

14 December 2013 – 28 January 2014

A Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 30th Year Anniversary Exhibition

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