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It's time to start thinking about Christmas!

Beginner woodturners or those only just getting into this ever-fascinating and challenging art might be astounded by any suggestion that they should start getting into the Yuletide mood so soon, not least when they are still occupied by Halloween or Bonfire Night (indeed, we hope that not too many of your woodturned creations are biting the dust on any such fire this November!).

However, for those who have been practising woodturning for some time, it's only customary to think hard about the festive season as soon as summer disappears over the horizon. After all, we know from talking to many of our customers - both 'in person' in our Didcot shop and through the ever-popular modern communication medium of email - that a lot of you will be hard at work on creating beautiful woodturned gifts for your family and friends.

As usual here at The ToolPost, our online and physical stores are available right through the winter months for those who suddenly find that they require this accessory, or that finish, or some more timber, or a different tool, or something else altogether, in order to finish off a particular project with a 25th December deadline. But we are also delighted to be able to offer all manner of great potential gifts to those seeking a little something for the woodturner in their life this Christmas time.

What items are we talking about? Well, we could always highlight some of the products that we have been so proud to add to our range in what has been another triumphant year for our team here at The ToolPost. Did you know, for example, that this year saw us appointed as the exclusive UK and Ireland dealer for the extensive range of CA glues of USA-based Starbond Adhesives? We have also, in the last few months, become European representatives of Carter & Son Toolworks, as well as stockists of Drechsleroel finishing oil from Steinert in Germany.

Those additions are, of course, merely the latest to what was already one of the most comprehensive ranges of woodturning products available anywhere in the UK, with all of the usual chucks - in fact elevent different chucking systems at the last count, accessories, lathes, sharpening systems, tools, abrasives, project parts and so many other woodturning items also kept in stock both now and throughout the festive season. (But bear in mind that we are closed from 24th Dec at 13h00 until 4th Jan 2016 at 09h30).

However you intend to treat yourself or another woodturning enthusiast this Christmas, you shouldn't make any purchases until you have checked out the formidable range of potential gifts that we can offer right here at The ToolPost. Above all else - have a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2016!

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