BLUE MOUNTAINS WOODTURNERS
MINI SYMPOSIUM
Eight of Australia’s best will demonstrate traditional tool techniques, classical forms and creative design.
Date Sunday March 19, 2023 – 8.30am registration – Start 9am – Finish 3.30pm
Venue Nepean High School, Great Western Highway, Emu Plains, NSW
Cost $25 before March 1 - $40 after - cash or credit card on the day
 Electronic Payment - Account Name - Blue Mountains Woodturners Inc.
 - BSB 112-879  - Account No. 495712594 [note your name] - Email us for a receipt.
Lunch fast food and pub 500 metres away, restaurants 3 kilometres away, or BYO
Morning Tea free
Contact John Mulquin 0407 709 351 jhmhbm@bigpond.net.au
Sponsors The Australian Woodworker, U Beaut Polishes, Timberbits, McJing Tools.
Download this brochure - BMW Mini Symp 2023.pdf

Demonstrators

George Hatfield - Turning basics for beginners and tool sharpening

George taught a trade woodturning course for apprentices for over 30 years full-time.

He has demonstrated overseas many times and has written over 100 magazine articles on turning. He wrote, Woodturning Tips.

https://au.linkedin.com/in/george-hatfield-775271152?trk=people-guest_profile-result-card_result-card_full-click

Mike Darlow - Optimum turning tool design and tool sharpening
Mike has written 7 books, over 100 magazine articles and produced videos on turning.

He ran a woodturning business for many years and has demonstrated overseas numerous times.

https://mikedarlow.com/

Ernie Newman – Magic and science, crime and spies, dolls and beasts

Ernie taught a trade woodturning course for apprentices for 6 years.

He has demonstrated in 9 countries and written almost 100 magazine articles on turning.

https://ernienewman.weebly.com/

Lindsay Skinner - Artistic faceplate work and vessels

Lindsay has given over 100 demos, run a cabinet making and turning business for over 40 years and has trade certificates in both. He has participated in an international wood art workshop.

https://www.yellowpages.com.au/nsw/annangrove/at-wooden-comforts-1000002308776-listing.html

Brendon Venner - Spindle basics, long thin-stemmed goblet and winding back turning catastrophes

Brendon runs a Sydney-based furniture restoration business and has a woodturning trade certificate. He teaches woodturning and carving at Trend Timbers and uses the lathe as a sculptural tool. He has participated in international wood art workshops.

www.instagram.com/brendonvenner/

Simon Begg – Ring turning, bowls and avocado boxes

Simon has turned full-time for 6 years. He demonstrates and teaches internationally on zoom. He has demonstrated at an international turning symposium and participated in an international wood art workshop. 

https://www.simonbeggswoodturning.com/gallery

Catherine Gorrie – Unique forms, surface decoration, metalworking, airbrushing, piercing, pyrography, chain-sawing, inks, paint, resin and carving

Catherine is a building surveyor and Bushfire Practitioner. She demonstrates widely, is a regular exhibitor at The Lost Trades Fair and has participated in international wood art workshops. 

www.catherinegorrie.com

Jan Palmowski – Burning and colouring

Jan has demonstrated at two international woodturning symposiums and participated in international wood art workshops. He is on Woodturners of Australia Facebook.