Wednesday, October 10th, 2012: the Manjimup Woodturners took up the offer by Collaboration WA to host well known New Zealand woodturner Graeme Priddle, to conduct a one day demonstration in Manjimup. There was great interest generated by this event, with 62 people in attendance, some of whom travelled from as far as Collie, Albany, Denmark, Bunbury and Busselton. Graeme was in Western Australia to attend the 2012 Collaboration WA workshop, which is held at the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School on a biannual basis. Collaboration WA were very happy with the way that the Manjimup group went about organising this event, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.


Graeme using his signature branding technique to decorate the small bowl which he made during
his demonstration

A very attentive audience for Graeme's demonstration
Demonstrations by Graeme Priddle and Mark Sanger at Chris Smith's "shed":

Mark Sanger from the UK and Graeme Priddle, who had earlier attended our Bunbury workshop, agreed to give an impromptu demonstration of their skills at Chris Smith's place. The audience was made up of people that have helped Collaboration WA over the last few years.

The start of Graeme's demonstration, talking about the safety aspects of working on the lathe
Mark showing the finished result of his demonstration

Enjoying Mark's

In 2014 we were lucky enough to be able to attract two world class wood artist from the USA, namely Jacques Vesery, and Binh Pho. Binh and Jacques works are worlds apart, but both have a unique approach in what they do. They proved to be great assets, both in their willingness to collaborate with our members, and also to pass on some of their many skills, during their public demonstrations and the master classes. It was a privilege for us all to have the opportunity to learn from two such talented woodworkers.

I would like to thank everyone that took part in the collaboration, and all those that helped to organise the demonstration and master classes; Kevin Luff for the use of his workshop; and the Manjimup Woodturners for hosting Jacques' demonstration. A job well done. Rob Jones.

Yvonne Pegrum, secretary,
and Helen Quaife, treasurer -
Manjimup Woodturners Group.

A large group of
interested onlookers.

Jacques Vesery showing his skill
using the sharp edge
on a garden spade.


An appreciative crowd watched the Jacques Vesery slide show.

Binh Pho Two Day Master Class


Rob Jones, Bob Filby, Chris Smith,
Binh Pho (head of the table)
and Kevin Luff.

Binh Pho giving Rob Jones
a lesson on cut outs.
Completed airbrushing
Kevin Luff, Chris Smith and
Doug McDiarmid studying
the demonstration.
Kerrie Bear and Neil Turner
discussing air brushing techniques.

Jacques Vesery Two Day Master Class

Jacques Vesery demonstrates how it is done
and the class tries their hand.



Jacques Vesery offers guidance to Stephanie Ryan and Sarah Munday

2015 Manjimup demonstration

Guilio Marcolongo demonstrates his skill
to a very attentive audience

Michael Kehs'
demonstration and
"hands on" 2016

The attendees were (back row) Doug Bell, Neil Turner, Rob Jones, Dan Killgallon and (front row) Kevin Luff, Kerrie Bear, Michael Kehs, Doug McDiarmid, Dorothy Seeman, Nancy Launer, Frank Evans


Hape Kiddle's demonstration and "hands on" 2016

attended by (back row) Percy Boyes, Doug Bell, Kevin Luff, Bob Svendsen, Ray Carter, Wally Kleber, Dan Killgallon and (front row) Doug McDiarmid, Kerrie Bear, Dorothy Seeman, Hape Kiddle, Stephanie Ryan and Rob Jones