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THE EUROPEAN WOODWORKING SHOW - 22 & 23 September, Cressing Temple Barns, Essex.
A superb show with lots to interest woodcarvers, plus top brand carving tools on sale. Visit www.europeanwoodworkingshow.eu for details. Recommended by the BWA as a must see.
INTRODUCTION TO WOODCARVING COURSE
Bucks New University – High Wycombe, £250 including materials and the use of carving tools.
Five Weeks – Alternative Saturdays (20th April 2013 – 15th June 2013, 9:00am to 5:00pm)
Hands on learning of the basics of woodcarving including tool and wood selection, sharpening chisels, approaches to carving, etc.
For more information contact Ernest Riall (07753-322609) or Bucks New University or visit https://store.bucks.ac.uk and select ‘short courses’ then ‘Introduction to Woodcarving’
WOODCARVING HOLIDAYS IN GREECE
Simon Clements and Stephen Scott teach wood carving in the shade of the olive groves near Vassiliki on the island of Lefkas. Surrounded by green mountains, Vassiliki looks out across the Ionian Sea to Ithaca and Cephalonia: the Greece of legend. In spring and early autumn, when the island is at its best, Simon and Stephen invite you to Lefkas for a wood carving holiday course. Everyone from beginners to experts are welcome, as well as non-carving partners.
See website for details. http://www.woodcarversgreece.com
Tel: 020 8673 1555
Enfield Woodcarving Club is a small local friendly woodcarving club which meets once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7-30 pm and 9-30 pm in Enfield. New members of all abilities always welcome. Tools and tuition available. Ring George 07703-219022 for further details or come along any Tuesday and have a look.
Richard Davies, Crann Faibhile, The Mound, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland IV25 3JF Web:www.rmdavies.co.uk
Tel: 01408 634052
REID TIMBER Timber supplies, including Lime carving blanks. No mail order as yet. Website: www.spanglefish.com/Woodcarving-Scotland/
Retailers of carving and turning supplies, carving blocks (especially Lime) abrasives, polishes and finishes.
Classic Hand Tools At the sign of the 3 Golden Planes We sell quality woodcarving tools from around the world including Flexcut, Auriou, Pfeil, Blue Spruce, Toolworks, Arbortech, Robert Sorby, Abranet sanding, and many, many more. See us at The Festival of the Tree, Westonbirt, and The European Woodworking Show, near Braintree. Mail Order welcome. Website and on-line shop.
Telephone or Fax: 01473 784983
Unit 3, Hill Farm Business Park, Witnesham, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP6 9EW
The Toolpost Bringing the best in woodcarving tools and equipment to your doorWe supply tools including Robert Sorby, Hamlet Craft Tools, Henry Taylor and Flexcut plus many more, Wivamac Carvers Clamps, timber, finishes and accessories for woodcarvers. We are distributors of Wivamac Copy Carving Machines. Mail Order welcome.
Telephone: 01235 511101
Unit 7, Hawkesworth, Southmead Industrial Park, Didcot, Oxon. OX11 7YG
ASHLEY ILES (Edge Tools) Ltd Woodcarving and turning tools.
East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4DD
Old Tools - Suppliers of quality secondhand Woodworking hand tools and planes.
1066 Tools - supply a wide range of woodworking tools, green tools, planes, chisels etc.. from some of the leading manufacturers including Veritas, Clifton, Robert Sorby, Henry Taylor, Marples, Ashley iles. 1066 tools also offer FREE delivery on all orders over £50.
Tool Nut - a UK based company that offers a fine selection of high quality British made woodworking tools.
Prestige Walking Sticks - Suppliers of all forms of walking sticks and DIY kits for making your own
STOBART DAVIES Ltd
Books for Craftsmen
Priory House, 2 Priory Street, Hertford, SG14 1RN
Peter Paces I am based in Surrey and have been carving for over 16 years. I have entered many competitions with my carvings (see website for details). I accept commissions, sell air-dried lime and carving patterns and bandsawn blanks. Please see my website for details. Email: email@example.com Website: wcarver.freehostia.com
Ron Hester Bespoke furniture, carvings and restoration. www.hesterwoodcarvers.co.uk
The following companies do not support the BWA in any way, but members might find their details useful:
Lincolnshire Woodcraft Supplies
Telephone: 01780 757825
The Old Sawmill, Burghley Park, London Road. Stamford, Lincs. PE9 3JX
Alan's Factory is a resource of various types of carving, techniques, tools and tips.
G&S Specialist Timber
Telephone: 01768 891445
The Workshop, Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0ES
Passionate about carving, we have a huge range of Carving blanks, well over 1,000 cut in stock at any one time, and a wide range of carving tools.
Gerrymet Sawblades and Tooling
Telephone: 01543 378 805
5&6 Maybrook Industrial Est, Maybrook Road, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands, WS8 7DG
Turners Retreat FREE mail order catalogue or visit the new online shop.
Telephone: 01302 744344
Mail order Lime Alan Parish from Essex sells lime, mail order or will deliver if it’s a sizeable order. The largest he does is 3” thick, but up to 14” wide, and you have to buy half a plank (5 – 7’). Telephone: 01268 698391 or 07710 395443