If you are reading this now it's already too late to get along to one of the presentations recently given by the technical team of Veritas Tools, Canada, but we've captured a few highlights for you in the images and video above.
The Veritas Downunder tour commenced in New Zealand and then took in 16 stops in Australia, covering an eclectic range of locations in Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA and WA. These ranged from Carbatec retail outlets to woodworking schools (Damion Fauser workshop and Cooroora Institute (Qld), ANU School of Art, Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking, Handsome & Co (Vic), JamFactory Furniture Studio, SA and the Perth Wood School, WA.
Added social highlights were the presentations given at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, NSW and at Willie the Boatman Craft Brewery, which is where we chose to shoot the video shown below, no guesses as to why, but we can recommend Willie’s Brown Ale…
The tour consisted of talks and presentations given by technical experts Wally Wilson and Vic Tesolin. Veritas is a company that identifies itself with innovation and in fact around 35 new design developments are achieved each year.
In the video below you can see part of Vic Tesolin’s presentation on bench planes, focusing on set up and blade adjustment. By the way, near the end you can also hear how Vic debunks the myth that you should never rest a plane blade-down on a bench.
In the gallery above are also a few snaps taken at Wood Review's writers' event which took place at Carbatec Brisbane within the timeframe of the Veritas tour. Given June 3 was close to the start of the extreme rain and flooding that hit Qld, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania so severely we were very grateful to the people who turned up on the Saturday! For those of us who were there it was an informative and enjoyable morning as we listened to talks by Morris Lake, Raf Nathan, Dick Lynch, Terry Martin and Vic Tesolin.