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The highest quality woodturning tools, in Didcot

Didcot is known for many things: its history dating back to the Iron Age, its strong association with the railways - including the Great Western Railway and the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway - and its landmark power stations that supply electricity to the national grid. It was even the birthplace of William Bradbery, whose claim to fame was the first commercial cultivation of watercress. But really, we'd like to think that the Oxfordshire town is becoming increasingly known for another thing: the renowned wood turning tools of The ToolPost (

We aren't newcomers, of course, having started life as a webshop in 1997, and we have continued to serve thousands of customers in a perfectly satisfactory manner online. But we're also woodturners, unashamedly old school types, who like to be able to see the tools and equipment that we buy. You, like us, may value being able to turn up to a large, bright showroom, fully stocked with a very comprehensive range of the finest wood turning tools for endless different applications, from the most trusted manufacturers... complemented by friendly and professional staff members who know their craft and can advise you on your purchase.

You might not be so surprised, then, by the existence of such a retail shop and showroom in humble Didcot. We're open six days a week, Monday to Saturday (five days a week in July and August, when we take a well-earned breather on the weekends!), always there to serve your most specialised wood turning and woodcarving requirements. You'll find us in Unit 7 Hawksworth on Southmead Industrial Park, and if you don't know where that is within Didcot, we've generously provided you with a local navigation map and written directions to guide you there. Our premises are very close to the A4130, and we've given you a map of the route from the A34, so we doubt you'll get lost.

Once you do get in - whether you arrive in the car or take the train, making the most of the walkable route to the showroom - you'll immediately be able to benefit from the high calibre woodturning and woodcarving products and professional, friendly and responsive service that you might have already become accustomed to from our online store. This is more than a place where wood turning equipment is stocked, with many training courses and master classes having also taken place here, helmed by such luminaries of the wood turning field as Jimmy Clewes and Rolly Munro. Our association with the latter was only recently strengthened by our becoming the sole UK and Eire distributors of his entire range of branded tools.

It all sounds like the veritable woodcarving professional's haven, in a small town a mere twelve miles south of Oxford. But if you are only able to purchase from us online, don't worry. The ToolPost's ( online store isn't going away any time soon, and remains open on a 24 hours a day basis to cater to your every wood turning need.

Editor's Note: The ToolPost ( is represented by the search engine advertising and digital marketing specialists Jumping Spider Media. Please direct all press queries to Louise Byrne. Email: or call: +44 (0)20 3070 1959 / +34 952 783 637.

1997-2010 P. Hemsley.  The information on this website is the copyright property of Peter Hemsley.  Coeur du Bois and The ToolPost are trading styles of Peter Hemsley.  Whilst reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, no liability can be accepted for errors in this information nor for contingencies arising therefrom.  If you are inexperienced in any aspect of woodworking, we would strongly counsel that you take a course of formal instruction before commencing to practice