Thursday, 16 November 2017
Great Northern Woodworking Show this Weekend.
This is my first visit to this large show, the scale of it reminded me of the Axminster shows of 15 - 20 years ago. It was a bit of a trek from the South coast and took me 5 1/2 hours.
I'm set up in a nice corner of the Classic Hand Tool stand and looking forward to cutting some dovetails over the next 3 days.
I had a wander round and although many of the stands were covered up this one took my eye with some lovely English timber, walnut yew and some great burr elm.
Nice pippy oak boards.
I came across the Vic Tesolin stand, he's getting to be quite a star!
Powermatic is a new brand over here and the machines looked very solid and well built, a bit like the British machines of 50 years ago.
This band saw really took my eye but at £3,500 it is clearly a victim of the current poor exchange rate.
Scheppach make some nice accurate made hobby machines, but they are aiming pretty low with this one. It stands just 27" high and has a cut height of 4"! Still at under £200 I suppose there is a market.
At the other end of the scale this Felder combination machine is a beauty.
The show is huge and there are hand tools and machines to suit every pocket, well worth a day (or two) visit.