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Spotlight on The ToolPost
Spring Open House 2012

The ToolPost's Open House events do not disappoint and their 2012 Spring Open House will be no exception. This highly popular event, which is an important date in the diaries of woodturning and woodcarving enthusiasts from far and wide, will be held this year on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May at The ToolPost's premises in Didcot, Oxfordshire ( ). Here's a spotlight on this year's Spring Open House.

The ToolPost, home of the industry's finest woodturning and woodcarving tools and accessories, has cemented its place on the woodworking industry's annual calendar of unmissable events with it's annual Spring and Autumn Open Houses. This Spring, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May sees The ToolPost open its doors to host and present demonstrations from some of the most respected woodturners in Europe.

Phillipe Bourgeat, known in his native France as "Monsieur Passion du Bois", has although still very much a young man - been woodturning for over thirty years.  Phillipe is hugely respected in his native France and across Europe as a teacher and author as well as the founder of France's own woodturning festivals, which were held in Grenoble, with attendances of up to 20,000 enthusiasts. Although German master turner Heinz Wiedemann has been seen before at The ToolPost, his infectious enthusiasm, matched with his sparkling skill with woodturning tools in his demonstrations, has encouraged The ToolPost to seek his return.  Heinz is also a tool manufacturer, for which products The ToolPost is the UK distributor: the Open House guarantees the opportunity of a first-hand demonstration for those turners who are eager to invest in these apparently magic tools a statement that will make more sense to those who have seen Heinz in action. Gerry Marlow has built for himself a well-deserved reputation on the UK club demo circuit as an original, informative and creative presenter.  Exactly what he has in store for us this time we will only know when he opens his toolbox and begins to work, but you can be sure it will be something to delight and entertain our many visitors.

In addition to these, and other, informative and inspiring demonstrations, The ToolPost's Spring Open House allows attendees to meet up with fellow woodcarving and woodturning fans, both familiar faces and new ones, and provides a chance to browse through one of the best collections of woodturning tools, machinery and equipment available in the UK, under one roof. Over the years these Open Houses have endeared themselves to the woodturning audience, not only for the fine demonstrations laid on, but for the friendly and helpful atmosphere which extends to the provision of free refreshments, no entry cost and free parking.  It is no surprise they are now a firm favourite on the woodworker's social calendar. Find out more at

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