Change of date! Melbourne Guild hand tool event

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The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking's popular annual Hand Tool Event & Open Day Weekend will now take place on the weekend of October 26 and 27, not earlier in the month as previously announced*.

This is a value packed free event with a rolling program of 12 demonstrations which take place between 10am and 4pm on both the Saturday and Sunday.

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Here are the demonstrations you can expect to see:

1. Steam bending trays and bentwood boxes - Matt Stonehouse and Alastair Boell
2. Hand cut dovetails – Alastair Boell
3. Perch stool making – Jon Grant
4. Carving – Ronnie Sexton
5. Roorkee chair making – Hugh Anderson
6. Sharpening and hand plane tuning techniques – Alastair Boell
7. Windsor chair making – Jon Grant
8. Musical instrument making presentation – Joanne Saunders
9. Spoon carving – Bryan Poynton (TBC)
10. Japanese joinery - Shinobu Kobayashi
11. Windsor and Shaker Inspired footstool making – Lee Gratton
12. Kumiko – Pascale Turvey and Peter Fox (students at the MGFW)

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A select group of fine tool experts and retailers will also offer advice and tools for sale. These include Vesper Tools, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Japanese Tools Australia, BJS Planes, Tetsu (Japanese Hand Tools, Furniture, Antiques) and the Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia.

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On top of this you can enjoy an exhibition of work by students of the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking, see a demonstration of milling logs and participate in the "So You Think You Can Dovetail" competition. A sausage sizzle and raffle make this a complete day out.

Date: Sat 26th & Sun 27th October
Time: 10am to 4pm both days
Where: 14 Cottage St, Blackburn, Vic
Information: www.mgfw.com.au

*The earlier (incorrect) dates are shown in the September issue of Australian Wood Review because this information arrived after the magazine had gone to press.

 

 

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