We can happily say our Open Day was a resounding success! The day was well attended, with car parks completely full, spilling into street parking, but it didn't deter people from getting in.
If you are familiar with our annual timber sale in the past, the format was similar, however, now that we occupy two factories, we were able to set-up all the timber "lot" packs in one factory and hold our exhibition in the other.
We had a good range of exhibitors, with some selling their beautifully hand-crafted products and others demonstrating woodturning techniques, pyrography, use of classic hand tools and basic woodworking course skills.
The Blind Woodturner, Chris Fisher, had received quite a reception when he demonstrated turning a bowl blank with such precision and care. We all watched with admiration and fascination on the skills he displayed, and just watching him in action, you wouldn't believe he was blind. Needless to say, we were all so delighted to have him involved in our open day!
There were over 200 timber lots sold, alongside rough sawn and planed boards and specially selected boards from our Timber Shop.
The timber lots are ready to go
The Open Day is now Open!
The Little Oak Latch Company getting ready for the day
The Blind Woodturner, Chris Fisher, turning a bowl blank
The Blind Woodturner, Chris Fisher's stand
Evan Sent Crafts hand pyrographed art and gifts
Becky of Evan Sent Crafts demonstrating with finesse her pyrography techniques
Turners Retreat all set and ready for the day ahead
West Riding Woodturning Group showcasing and selling their turned products
Chris Tribe discusses his basic woodworking courses, along with customers taking a break amongst all the wood
Ben's Woodwork Gifts stand
More beautifully crafted products brought to you by Evan Sent Crafts
The Blind Woodturner's completed bowl blank
We would like to extend a hearty thank you to our exhibitors:
Finally, thank you to all our customers who attended on the day, we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did.
If you missed our open day, you can always call in and visit our Timber Shop where we stock specially selected boards, blanks, discs, planed timber and hobby packs.
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