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.
We would like to extend a hearty thank you to our exhibitors:
- Ben's Woodwork Gifts
- Chris Tribe Furniture
- Classic Hand Tools
- Evan Sent Crafts
- Pickard Hardware
- Spikings Handmade Pens
- Taylors Mirfield
- Chris Fisher - The Blind Woodturner
- The Little Oak Latch Company
- Turners Retreat
- West Riding Woodturners Group
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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