While we are delighted to continue welcoming customers to our Didcot, Oxfordshire shop throughout the summer, we also know that some of you
may be left feeling 'at sixes and sevens' with the news that our premises will be closed on Saturdays throughout both July and August!
Alas, here at The ToolPost, we need a break sometimes too, but if you still need to get your woodturning
'fix' this summer, never fear, as 7th to 9th August also sees the return of the biennial International Woodturning Seminar of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB). The event, which again takes place at Loughborough University this year, aims to educate both woodturners and the general public on the very best in woodturning techniques from around the world.
The AWGB, for those woodturning customers of ours who could possibly still be unaware, is an international non-profit making charitable organisation that is dedicated to advancing and promoting the wonderful
craft that we all know and love so much. Founded in August 1987, the body can count professionals, hobbyists, gallery owners, tool suppliers and wood collectors among its wide-ranging membership.
surely couldn't be a better organisation to hold an event which, this year, sees five international woodturners appear alongside five of the best practitioners of the craft from our own isles. Ashley Harwood, Cynthia
Gibson, Ambrose O'Halloran, Nick Agar and Andy Hall are just some of the great woodturning talents who will be giving us the benefit of their formidable experiences and knowhow.
We say "us" because, yes, we
here at The ToolPost will be there too! We would not be able to maintain our hard-won position as the leading suppliers of woodturning materials and equipment if we did not also keep abreast of the latest developments
in this craft that fascinates and enthrals us all. What's more, the AWGB Seminar 2015 will certainly be a good place to learn, with various shorter, supplementary presentations and demonstrations being held during the
Those sessions will be complemented by the Seminar's traditional "One-Slot" demonstrations from woodturners that have never before presented on such an international stage. We expect it to be a
brilliant event, and we very much hope that you will join us - but you will need to act quickly, as places are limited. Visit the AWGB Seminar 2015 website to find out more and make your booking.