Saturday 30th June – Sunday 1st July – We will be attending the UKIWS 2018 – A Woodturning Family Party at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry. We have loaned two 1628 trade lathes for the demonstrations so we’re looking forward to seeing them in action! The show takes place over two days, so why not pop along and have a great family day out.
Saturday 7th – Join Robert Sheehan, our in-store specialist, who will demonstrate the art of turning on the Axminster lathe. Using the Craftpro pen kits Gavin will show you the process of how to make a pen and salt and pepper mills from start to finish. Pop along anytime between 10-3 and enjoy a free tea or coffee at the same time!
Saturday 28th – If you’re a woodworker, you’re making dust. And if you’re using machines, you’re making plenty of it. Whether a hobbyist or a trade workshop owner, health and safety is an important consideration – and air filtration is often overlooked in our PPE and equipment choices. Throughout July, our stores will display and demonstrate a range of solutions which will help protect against dusts, fibres and fumes in your working environment. And on Saturday 28th July, all stores will host special demonstrations on extraction in use with popular workshop machines including planer thicknessers, drum sanders and table saws. Come along to your nearest store and we’ll help you find the best ways to ‘Breathe Easy’.
The Festool day was very well received, with our local rep, Chad, demonstrating new and existing tools – captivating not only the ‘Festool fans’. Sales of wood planks and bowl blanks are ‘sawing’ – don’t worry we’re keeping it stocked up so come and have a look!
– Tristan Ainsworth, Deputy Store Manager
In The Headlines (or should we now say hashtag?) This Month …
Whether you were among the many championing for #CleanAir or not, the one thing all woodworkers should care about is air pollution. It was a hot topic last month with Global Action Plan holding a national Clean Air Day and the British Lung Foundation focusing on lung health during their annual Breathe Easy Week. The charity’s aims were to build awareness of what air pollution is and how it affects our health. Cleaner air is something everybody should consider especially those lost in creativity (and dust) within their workstations. No matter what type of workshop you’re in, extraction is paramount. Even the occasional tinkerer needs to consider their safety and making sure you have the right extraction system should be one of your first considerations.
Come to our free demonstration on the 28th (see details above) to learn all you need to know about air filtration.
Did you know…
We have a specialist Business Services team on hand to help you start, maintain and grow your organisation. Their key objective is to build relationships with business customers to gain a greater insight and understanding of their needs; offering bespoke solutions to help you increase your productivity and maximise success. We’ve now introduced a section within the Knowledge, where ideas can be shared and you can learn about all the latest products, services and news relevant to your business – visit our new Business Services section to find out how we can help you climb to new heights. Read our case study to find out how we’ve helped specialist cabinetmaker and joiner George Morgan meet his rising demand for ‘refined vernacular’ pieces.
Quote of the Month
Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless