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Just a quick note from all of us at The Wood Haven. Wishing all our readers a very happy 2012! We hope your Christmas was fun filled, but relaxing. Did you get some woody pressies?Hopefully this year we will see some more regular content here, but if not, the forum is always welcoming to a weary woodworker. Take a seat and join in with the big conversation. This year we will be attending the Kent Woodworking show and certainly won’t be missing The European Woodworking Show at Cressing Temple in September.
I just wanted to express my thanks to everyone who turned up to our woodworking event here in Kent at the weekend. We had a fantastic time socialising with our woodworking friends and got some great demonstrations from ATC and Workshop Heaven. Sarah put on a lovely spread and we all unashamedly stuffed our faces. Lots of laughter and banter as well as an impromptu demonstration from Steve Maskery with his excellent bandsaw tennoning jig. The crowd was impressed with Steve’s ingenuity and attention to detail. Various member brought along work they had made for us to gaze over in wonderment. Highlight was SteveB’s jigsaw puzzle that he’d cut on the scroll saw.
Pictures from the event can be found in the forum thread. We will be back next year and hope to see faces old and new. These events are so much more useful, enjoyable and relaxed than your average woodworking show. Hope to see you at the next one!
UK Woodworking Event
Last year we held a woodworking event for UK Woodworking Forum members. Commonly called a ‘bash’ these events are often organised by a woodworker with the intention of getting together with other woodworkers from around the country. In 2010 we hosted an event in Staplehurst at one of our member’s commercial woodworking workshop. The event was a great success and we welcomed nearly 40 woodworkers from all over the UK, some made very long journeys to attend. We saw demonstrations from tool retailer Axminster Tool Centre as well as a display of tools from Workshop Heaven
This year’s event will be held on Saturday 28th May at the same location in Staplehurst, Kent. There will be more demonstrations and lots of woodworking chat. Members of our forum will be on hand to offer woodworking advice and both Axminster and Workshop Heaven will be back displaying some of their products. Our workshops in Staplehurst are very easy to get to and just a short walk from the rail station. If you would like to come along, drop me a line via the contact form on this site and I will put your name on the list. You do not have to be a current member of our forum to attend. More the merrier. We look forward to seeing you there