Saturday 23 March 2013

2013 Melbourne Hand tool event

This weekend the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking will be holding a 2 day show of hand tools new and old. A variety of demonstrations will be also done from the likes of
Christopher Schwarz who is a well established teacher and maker of traditional and fine furniture.

Where: 79B Lexton Rd, Box Hill North
When: 23rd and 24th March from 10am to 4pm

The demonstrations will show specific techniques for bending, dove tailing, hand fitting drawers, carving, Windsor Chair and Shaker Oval Box making.

Timbers that will be present at the show for sale are : Curly Maple, Gidgee, Coobar, Elm, Curly Redgum, Californian Redwood, Clear Macrocarper, Honduras Mahogany and Ancient Redgum, English Oak, Blackwood and Elm and many more.

Huge slabs of Elm, Californian redwood!

Some green Blackwood outside the Demo room

All these tool makers will be present over the weekend demonstrating and selling their tools:

Lie Nielson, Chris Vesper, Terry Gordon on HNT Gordon, Colin Clinton, Michael O’Connor, Tetsuro Izumitani of Japanese Hand Tools and The Hand Tool Preservation Society.

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