For a while now we’ve been making plans and getting ourselves ready for this year’s European Woodworking Show. It’s only three weeks away and it’s at this point each year when we begin to panic; will we really be ready in time?
Richard says every year he’s going to find time prior to make himself a nice traveling tool chest. This is the fifth show now and still no chest. Thankfully though we’re on track for getting the workbenches completed.
We’ve always tried to bring along a very large showcase of a bench so this time may seem a little different as we’re focusing more on displaying the smaller designs in our range. There’s a good reason for this as over the next year we’ll be putting a lot of focus in to our videos and blog and building the smaller models balances well alongside.
Mike and all the team at Classic Hand Tools put in a tremendous effort to create this show so if you’ve no plans that weekend it’s well worth popping along. It’s always a laugh catching up with the other tool makers and woodworkers (especially in the pub on Saturday night!).
I know a lot of you have plans to visit and being one of the few times when we venture out in to the wider world we’re very much looking forward to seeing you there, please come by and say hello! We’ll be taking along some holdfasts and a few bits for sale so do let me know in advance if you have anything particular in mind – I’ll be sure to bring it along for you.
The European Woodworking Show is on the 21st & 22nd September