A Fantastic Day at our Timber Shop Event

We all enjoyed a superb day at our Timber Shop Sale last Saturday. We welcomed a record number of visitors and it was lovely to see so many first-time callers along with lots of familiar faces.

A record number of visitors at British Hardwoods Open Day 2020 A record number of visitors at British Hardwoods Open Day 2020

Plenty of special offer timber packs all ready for the sale Plenty of special offer timber packs all ready for the sale

"The Blind Woodturner" Chris Fisher joined us giving woodturning demonstrations throughout the day. If you've not been lucky enough to see Chris at work, take a look at his YouTube channel, the work he creates, and his inspirational outlook, is a wonder to behold.

Chris Fisher "The Blind Woodturner" demonstrating his astounding woodturning skills Special Guest - Chris Fisher "The Blind Woodturner" demonstrating his astounding woodturning skills

Chris turning a blank with care and precision Chris rounding off a blank with care and precision

Chris adds an interesting texture to his bowl

We were also joined by local Artist Lisa Shackleton who demonstrated her pyrography skills to a spellbound audience. Willing participants were able to take a turn under Lisa's supervision and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Lisa Shackleton - Pyrography Artist - all set up for the day Lisa Shackleton - Pyrography Artist - all set up for the day

Lisa demonstrating her pyrography skills to an interested audience Lisa demonstrating her pyrography skills to an interested audience

Two of our team taking time out from a busy sale day to enjoy an artistic experience Two of the British Hardwoods team taking time out from a busy sale day to enjoy an artistic experience

Johnny seems to have found a new hobby Johnny seems to have found a new hobby

We were also joined by the West Riding Woodturners and Carleton Crafters who demonstrated their woodturning skills and happily chatted to fellow wood enthusiasts.

Woodturning demonstrations by the West Riding Woodturning Group Woodturning demonstrations by the West Riding Woodturning Group

A busy day for this local woodturning group A busy day for this local woodturning group

Just some of the lovely crafts created by the group Just some of the lovely crafts created by the group

Carleton Crafters also demonstrating their woodturning skills Carleton Crafters also demonstrating their woodturning skills

Alistair from the Carleton Crafters concentrating on the task at hand Carleton Crafters concentrating on the task at hand

Some of the lovely designs created by the Carleton Crafters Some of the stunning designs created by the group

Barry Bell with his unique hand crafted products It was lovely to see Barry Bell's unique and unusual products hand-crafted from everyday items

Barry's handcrafted Steampunk Lamps gave a lovely glow and heat Barry's quirky Steampunk Lamps gave a lovely glowing heat - each lamp completely unique

First time exhibitors at our Open Day - MdesignC First time exhibitors at our Open Day - MdesignC - with their beautiful handcrafted cheeseboards and knives

Welcome back to Shauns Woodwork with his lovely fretsaw work - beware the ghosts A big welcome back to Shaun's Woodwork with some lovely fretsaw work - beware of the ghosts!

More from Shaun - beautiful tea light holders and lamps More from Shaun - beautiful tea light holders and lamps

Local woodcarver Anthony Griffiths also exhibited for the first time - we were all amazed by the detail in his stunning carvings Local woodcarver Anthony Griffiths showcased the amazing detail in his beautiful carvings

Lovely attention to detail in Anthony's woodcarvings Interesting and thought-provoking set pieces

It was lovely to see Wayne, Jill (and not forgetting Bertha) from the Little Oak Latch Company It was lovely to see Wayne, Jill (and not forgetting Bertha) from the Little Oak Latch Company

Michael Rave from Turnerford Oak joined us again with his lovely display of handcrafted items Michael Ravey from Turnerford Oak joined us again with his lovely display of handcrafted items

Michael working hard at some dough bowl work - it's always enjoyable seeing the crafters demonstrating their skills Michael chiselling a dough bowl - it's always enjoyable seeing the crafters demonstrating their skills

Local company ToolWise displaying their wide range of power tool accessories Local company ToolWise displaying their wide range of power tool accessories

We're glad that Classic Hand Tools could join us again We're glad that Classic Hand Tools could join us again - with their very fine selection

Whittling a spoon - the traditional way with Classic Hand Tools Making a spoon - the traditional way with Classic Hand Tools - it's always essential to have a cuppa close at hand!

Turner's Retreat brought along some lovely exotic timber blanks Turner's Retreat brought along some lovely exotic timber blanks

No open day would be complete without a Mebor Saw Mill demonstration No open day would be complete without a Mebor Saw Mill demonstration

Tony draws the crowds as he demonstrates the efficiency of the superb Mebor Tony draws a crowd of spectators as he demonstrates the efficiency of the superb Mebor

During an enjoyable and busy day, we were all kept well supplied with refreshments by a hardworking team of family members. Thanks to their hard work we raised more than £150 for Martin House Hospice on the day - a huge thank you to them and all who donated. Sam Conroy's lunchtime chilli went down a storm, raising funds for his upcoming Tanzania Outlook Expedition. Sam would like to pass on his thanks to all those who kindly donated.

The Fearnley family keeping us all going with a steady flow of hot drinks The Fearnley team keeping us all going with a steady flow of hot drinks - well done chaps!

From all at British Hardwoods, we would like to say a big thank you to all our demonstrators and exhibitors; the success of the day is in large part down to them. Thank you also to all the British Hardwoods Team - a hardworking and dedicated group of people. Lastly, a huge thank you to all those who attended the event, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.