European Woodworking Show 2017 Demonstrations

Masterclasses for the much-anticipated European Woodworking Show are now confirmed, and this year there will be two short lectures held each day by Fred Hocker, Director of Research at the Vasa Museum on the tools that built (and the tools that were discovered) on The Vasa, the 17th century Swedish warship that sunk in Stockholm harbour in 1628 and laid there for 333 years before being salvaged and housed in its own dedicated museum in Stockholm. In addition to Fred, Adam Tetlow will be giving a talk each day on Compass and Ruler – The Primary Tools. Adam will cover how the understanding of practical geometry has shaped the arts and crafts of every human culture in every period. Join geometer Adam on a journey through nature and culture as he explores this primary mode of making.

Marionette maker Lenka Pavlickova is busy creating the puppet visitors are invited to name, and photos are being added to the show website as the puppet develops. So to be in with a chance of winning one of Lenka’s fabulous glove puppets, take a look at the EWS website (link below) and when that name comes to you, be sure to enter.

This year’s overseas contingent of exhibitors and demonstrators includes Chris Schwarz of Lost Art Press, Dave Jeske of Blue Spruce Toolworks, Ron Hock of Hock Tools, Thomas Lie-Nielsen of Lie Nielsen Toolworks, Chris Vesper, as well as Sadatsugu Watanabe and Chris Vesper of Veritas tools.

Firm favourites will be returning including woodturners Joey Richardson, Mark Hancock; pyrographer extraordinaire Bob Neill; timber hewer Steve Woodley; woodcarvers Peter Berry, Tim Atkins and Dave Johnson; marionette maker Lenka Pavlickova; scrollsaw expert Fiona Kingdon, Japanese joint maker Brian Walsh; plus furniture makers David Charlesworth, Dylan Pym, David Barron and Treeincarnated. Willy Rackham, The International Boat Building College, Willow Sculpture by Louise, blacksmith Nic Westerman, knife makers Ord Knives and V Knives and Dave Wilkins stick maker add variety to the show and every effort will be made to make EWS 2017 as diverse and as interesting as possible.

The British Woodcarvers’ Association (BWA) will also be hosting their extremely popular public vote competition.

You can also expect to see many familiar tool suppliers including Turners Retreat, Trend Tools & Machinery, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Gransfors Bruks axes, Pfeil, Auriou and Flexcut carving tools, Classic Hand Tools, Lincolnshire Woodcraft, Chestnut Products, David Barron Furniture, as well as a host of other retailers.

There will also be chances to win prizes including a Norwegian woodturning cruise as well as show discounts from the show retailers.

For full details and advance tickets, see the
European Woodworking Show website