Amongst the most popular dates in the woodturner's annual calendar are the Open House events held twice a year at The ToolPost premises in
The ToolPost (http://www.toolpost.co.uk/) is a leading supplier of woodcarving and woodturning tools
and equipment in the UK. Each spring and autumn it opens its doors to wood craft enthusiasts, holding workshops and demonstrations to help educate, entertain and inform. This year's Spring Open House will take place in The ToolPost store and workshops on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June, with confirmed demonstrators from all over the world, some never having demonstrated their workmanship in the UK before.
There is no better way to immerse oneself in the world of woodturning and woodcarving
than by spending time at The ToolPost Spring Open House this June. Guests really can enter the world of woodturning and carving thanks to The ToolPost's ability to bring together international demonstrators, not just those from the UK. The ToolPost's rôle as UK agents, distributors and retailers for numerous overseas manufacturers make such networking a natural activity. From the Netherlands, Jan Hovens will be demonstrating his skills in miniature woodturning and threaded projects and Ron van Zaltbommel and his wife Els will be showing how to enhance your work through quality
with the Australian U-Beaut range. Mark Terhörst from Oneway Europa will be showing turners the critical features of the Oneway woodturning lathe, tool sharpening
systems and turning tools. From the UK, renowned woodturner Tracey Owens will be demonstrating his mastery of hollow form turning, and for the carving contingent there will be woodcarving demonstrations that are not to be missed. Other names from the manufacturing world appearing at the Open House include Henry Taylor Tools, Robert Sorby, Hamlet Craft Tools, General Finishes, BriMarc Tools & Machinery, Record Power and GMC Publications, and others.
As the Open House is located at The ToolPost premises, visitors also have a far wider range of woodturning
tools and other goods available to them than one might find at typical venue-based exhibitions. Having enjoyed demonstrations from some of the finest woodcarvers and woodturners from around the world, guests can browse the extensive range of woodworking products available at The ToolPost, from the tools themselves to associated goods for
tool grinding, honing and
sharpening – including vital health and safety equipment such as respiratory protection. What's more, admission to the event, parking and even refreshments are all completely free.
The ToolPost Spring Open House is on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th
June, 2010 at The ToolPost, Didcot, OX11 7HR. For more information, call 01235 511101 or visit