The ToolPost Spring Open House Showcases Europe's Finest Woodworking Talent

The last weekend of June 2010 saw the latest of the perennially popular ‘Open House’ events from The ToolPost ( This leading supplier of


Trade demonstrations came from Heinz Wiedemann, Chris Pouncy, Francis Tacq, Ron Van Zaltbommel, and Mark Terhöerst, Clive Day and Peter Brown. Heinz Wiedermann, hailing from Germany, is another craftsman never before seen in the UK. Heinz had a significant number of visitors using his hook tools under his expert direction – despite the trepidation with which most British woodturners view such tools: a view conclusively proven to be mistaken! With Heinz’s tips and advice, these tools became easy to use and astonishingly versatile. Chris Pouncy of Robert Sorby demonstrated the company’s popular range of tools while Francis Tacq of Belgium was on hand to demonstrate the benefits of the WivaMac range, specifically WivaMac lathes – as used by all of the demonstrators at the show – and carving reproduction machines. Ron Van Zaltbommel and his wife Els provided an enlightening demonstration of wood finishing using the U’Beaut Shellawax finishes range, while Mark Terhöerst from OneWay Europa explained the extensive range of OneWay products and gave detailed demonstrations of the Wolverine Sharpening system. Clive Day of BriMarc showed how to use the Tormek Sharpening system as well as demonstrating the operation and features of both the Leigh Dovetail Jigs and the Kreg Pocket Hole Joinery system.  He also advised visitors on the range of Veritas tools and Sjöberg benches, whilst Peter Brown of General Finishes explained the benefits of using wood finishing products from their range such as milk paints, glazes and gel stains, not otherwise widely available in the UK. Visitors were also treated to a demonstration from local pyrographer Burt Butterfield who entertained the younger visitors and guided their attempts at using pyrography tools.


The runaway success of this year’s ToolPost Spring Open House has cemented these events as being among the most popular dates in the woodworker’s annual calendar. Woodworkers can now look forward to The ToolPost’s Autumn Open House, due to take place on November 5th and 6th, as another opportunity to be immersed in the world of woodturning and carving. For further information on The ToolPost, visit or call +44 (0)1235 511101.


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