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Top European Turners at The ToolPost's Spring Open House 2011

It's that time of year again, when leading woodcarving and woodturning tools supplier The ToolPost ( opens its doors for the much-anticipated Spring Open House. This year's offering will not disappoint, as some of Europe's top turners will be demonstrating their skills. On Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th 2011, The ToolPost store in Didcot, Oxfordshire will host woodturning demonstrations from Benoit Averly from France and, regular guest at The ToolPost, Nick Agar from the UK, among many other crowd-pleasing demonstrations and workshops.

The Spring and Autumn Open Houses from The ToolPost have built a large following in recent years. Woodturning and woodcarving professionals and enthusiasts flock to the Oxfordshire store to watch expert, hands-on demonstrations from some of Europe's top turners and carvers. Witnessing such talent first-hand and learning how these experts use well-known tools and equipment to hone their craft is a huge draw for fans of woodturning and carving. There's also the opportunity to chat to representatives from the very best tool suppliers respected names such as Henry Taylor Tools and Robert Sorby, CamVac and Crown Hand Tools about the very latest industry innovations. Regular Open House attendees take the opportunity to catch up with familiar faces in the wood craft community and swap tips and tales of turning and carving successes....and frustrations!

The Spring Open House this year will welcome professional turner Benoit Averly from Burgundy in France, who specialises in turning boxes and sculptural vases which are often out-of-the-ordinary and always inventive. Friend of The ToolPost Nick Agar works from his riverside gallery in Devon, with large scale turning projects his speciality. At the Spring Open House, Nick will be sharing some of the venerable skills he has acquired over his 23 years in the woodturning world.

To find out more about this year's Spring Open House from The ToolPost, which is completely free of charge, visit

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