Saturday 7th – For any professional or amateur needing a versatile, reliable and repeatable sharpening system, the T-8 should be on the top of your list. Our in-store demonstrator, Shaunie Buckley, will demonstrate a range of techniques that will allow you to hone your sharpening skills and show why sharpening with a Tormek machine is one of the best methods available. So, come along anytime between 10-4 and get hands-on with Tormek.
Saturday 21st – Pocket hole joinery is all about making strong, hidden joints that are fast and easy to produce. And the UJK Technology pocket hole jig does just that! Come and learn more about pocket hole joinery and get hands-on with the UJK Jig under the guidance of our in-store expert Kate Abbott.
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’.
We have many interactive stations around the store for you to get hands-on and try before you buy, as well as daily in-store demonstrations – this may mean that you leave with something different than you came in for but you can be certain it will be the ‘right’ tool!
– Phil Lewis, 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