There are some dates in the woodworker's diary that are (if you excuse the incongruous metaphor) set in stone. Two such dates are the Spring and
Autumn Open House laid on annually by the UK's leading woodworking tools and accessory supplier, The ToolPost (http://www.toolpost.co.uk/index.html). Woodturning
and carving expert aficionados and aspiring enthusiasts alike will be looking forward to the imminent Autumn Open House, taking place on Fri 9th an Sat 10th November 2012 in the ToolPost's Didcot premises, Oxfordshire.
So what does this year's Autumn Open House have to offer? Well, apart from the usual bringing together of fellow woodcarving
and turning fans to share their tips, successes, queries and even tales of woodworking woe, there is also the opportunity to see some outstanding demonstrators at work. Here's a look at this season's much-anticipated guests:
Heinz Wiedemann: the man behind the eponymous Wiedemann Tools will inspire with his superlative skills at the woodturning lathe, with Open House attendees being able to buy the very tools he uses in the ToolPost store.
Chris Eagles: the home-grown turner who is as generous with his wisdom as he is with his insider tricks of the trade, Chris is always a popular demonstrator.
Simon Clements: this professional woodcarver is another
inspirational demonstrator; after all, what could be more inspiring than helping to renovate some of the country's most impressive churches and state buildings? Simon will be on hand to share his unique woodcarving
Horst Weber: finally, Heinz Wiedemann's compatriot will be setting the seasonal mood by demonstrating how to make Christmas tree decorations in a manner which combines traditional and innovative woodturning methods.
In addition to these star
'turns', there will be a host of other top names in woodworking attending this year's Autumn Open House, including representatives from many of the leading manufacturers. Why not take a look at photos from past Open
Houses to get a feeling for why these events are held with such affection within the woodcarving fraternity? You'll find them online at http://www.toolpost.co.uk/index.html, along with further event details. And don't forget, all of this is once
again completely free of charge!