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Carpenter Store free demonstration on finishing


The Carpentry Store, in association with the woodturner Martin Saban-Smith of Hampshire Sheen are hosting a finishing demonstration via ZOOM this Monday evening at 6pm. This event is free and all information you need to join the meeting is detailed below. There will be a special discount across the range for anyone who joins in on Monday.
Learn Directly From the Guy Who Developed It!

During the demonstration, Martin will clearly show you the recommended application techniques of some of the core products in the Hampshire Sheen range, and inspire you to get Fanatical About Finishing!
By the time the presentation is finished, you will have learned Martin’s philosophy on finishing, his top tips on using abrasives, successfully applying the Intrinsic Colour Collection, Pre-Thinned Sanding Sealer, Gloss Finishing Wax and using the embellishing waxes correctly. It will be a busy couple of hours for sure.
Please have a note book handy. Due to server storage space, this presentation will not be recorded.
Using HD cameras, a crystal clear microphone and Martin’s usual energetic passion for woodturning, you will enjoy an engaging, visually rich and informative professional demonstration.
The Hampshire Sheen demonstrations are presented using popular and easy to use Zoom software and services. It is completely free for you

To gain entry to this demonstration Email for your ZOOM link

If you have not used, or are unfamiliar with the Zoom environment and how it works please click
for more information.
Please allow time for your set up as this is a live and unrecorded event.

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Axminster Tools Free Demonstrations


Axminster Tools
Live woodturning sessions every Tuesday & Thursday with Colwin Way. Log on to the Axminster Tools website Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Axminster Skill Centre scroll down to
How to view the Skill Centre at Home series
Simply subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest from our Skill Centre at Home series. Live workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm UK time on our Facebook page

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Free Live Demonstrations from Record Power


Watch live demonstration every Saturday morning in association with Record Power.
Join this week's Live Online Woodturning Demonstration with Theo Haralampou, live from his studio workshop in Brisbane Australia tomorrow at 00:30am & 9:30am!
To Join this FREE educational live session please email with RSVP in the subject line, and you will receive your log in code by return email.

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Free Demonstrations by Chestnut on Conker's Live


Terry Smart of Chestnut Products have given us permission to advertise " Conkers Live " which is to support demonstrators and keep turners together during the lockdown. All the demonstrations are free to watch and can be watched by using the following link . You can also subscribe to their bulletins where you will to get updates about events and demonstrators. You can even subscribe to reminders that get emailed out just before demonstration go on air!

All the dates are on the website, and are as follows:
3 November - Paul Hannaby
26 November - Andrew Hall
14 December - Colwin Way
11 January -
4 February -
24 February -
19 March -
12 April -
12 May -

Demonstrator's name for the next date will be revealed when Colwin Way has demonstrated. So it is up to you to watch, hopefully learn something and enjoy it.

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Charity Fundraising and Auction Up-date


Due to the new restrictions on travelling & socialising , the National Executive are unable to collect pieces so they have decided to deferred the auction to a later date. Keep making pieces for this auction and they will be collected at a time when restrictions have been lifted on travelling and socialising. In the meanwhile "Keep turning and stay safe"

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Death of Mark Baker


What sad news it was to hear of Mark Baker's death at the weekend. Mark was the Editor of "Woodturning" magazine , a brilliant demonstrator and teacher. He has demonstrated at Irish Woodturners' Guild seminars over the years with his last one at the Radisson Blu hotel in Dublin in 2015. The IWG wish their deepest heartfelt condolences to his wife Sarah, his family and friends on the death of Mark. May Mark rest in peace. The AWGB has opened a a book of condolences which can be accessed at

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