Published on 11 September 2018

RESPONSIBLE Wood will spread the sustainable forest message at a unique event at Bungendore and Queenbeyan in NSW from October 17 to 21 – Wood Dust: the International Timber and Woodworking Festival.

Jason Ross… opportunity to promote home-grown wood.

Marketing and communications officer for Responsible Wood Jason Ross said the event provided an excellent venue to further promote home-grown wood as a certified and sustainable chain-of-custody choice among the nation’s wood workers.

Mike Ford, publisher of Australian Wood Review, said the Wood Dust format was refreshingly new to the wood working scene.

“For some years conventional ways of attracting visitors to events has been languishing and on the steady decline,” he said. “There has been a growing consensus among wood work vendors that something new was required in order to re-capture the interest of the wood working market and hopefully go some way to attract new people too.

“I think Wood Dust will achieve this by offering a new combination of attractions such as lectures, masterclasses, an extraordinary exhibition of fine furniture in Studio Furniture 2018 at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and a timber and tool marketplace.”

Wood Dust, to be opened by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, promises entertainment such as axe throwing and live music, special exhibits including a Luthiers Lane and spoon carving workshops, good food, coffee and craft beer – all in a rural setting to further add to the atmosphere.

The event has a range of international woodworking celebrities including Thomas Lie Nielsen of Lie Nielsen Tools, Vic Tesolin from Veritas, Matt Kenney from Fine Woodworking Magazine, and master craftsmen Michael Fortune, David Haig, Bern Chandley, Bob Howard, Carol Russell and Andy Buck.

Contact John Madden on 0422 016 364 or visit

Combination of attractions… fine furniture exhibition at Wood Dust.