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Brendan is an experienced woodturning demonstrator and teacher. He is available for demonstrations around Australia and the world and conducts private lessons at his fully equipped workshop. Consider a woodturning holiday in the Wimmera/Grampians area.

With over 20 years experience in woodturning, general woodwork and teaching, I can offer woodturning tuition to both the beginner and those with more advanced skills.

The Workshops take place in a fully equipped, air conditioned workshop at McKenzie Creek (10 min from Horsham) using, Vicmarc lathes and high quality tools.

What’s provided?
Everything you need will be provided including tools, timber, safety equipment and finishes. However, if you prefer to use your own tools then bring them along.

How much help will I get?
Classes have a maximum of 3 students which ensures you will receive close guidance and professional tuition.

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These comprehensive classes cover a wide range of skills including:

  • Spindle turning
  • Face plate turning
  • Tool technique
  • Tool sharpening
  • Finishing
  • Lathe familiarisation
  • Design

Speciality Lessons on:

  • Using Epoxy Resins
  • Making Pepper Grinders
  • Lessons specific to your needs

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Workshops are conducted over  2 days:

  • Standard Workshop  $660 Price includes lunch.
  • Standard Workshop (incl. accommodation) $760  +$50partner/wife/de-facto   Price includes all meals.
  • Resin and Wood Workshop   $990  Price includes lunch and all resin needs
  • Resin and Wood W/shop (incl. accommodation) $1090   + $50 for a partner/wife/de-facto   Price includes all meals.
  • Times: 9 am – 12 pm  LUNCH  1 pm – 5 pm
  • All prices include GST

For bookings or enquiries, please contact Brendan directly at his studio:


3708 Henty Hwy
McKenzie Creek, Victoria 3401 Australia

Business and Home: +613 5384 6324
Mobile: 0428 387 733 (+614 2838 7733)

Brendan Stemp Gumnut bowl

Please add the title of your work, a brief caption, and your name.

Title: Oak bowl
Description/caption: Mike Jones’ oak bowl
Author: Mike Jones