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Annual Open Day - Saturday 14th July 2018 – 10am-3pm

Come along to our Annual Open Day here at The Threshing Barn on Saturday 14th July 2018 from 10am-3pm. You can meet our expert tutors, see professional demonstrations and pick up advice, tools and products along with a stunning Furniture Exhibition of the pieces designed and made on the Professional Long course, at the students’ End of Year Show.color-line

This year there is plenty to do and see; we have Peter Sefton’s ever popular hand skills tutorials which give visitors a flavour of the sort of skills they can learn on the professional long course and short courses at the School and for Peter’s thorough, yet relaxed teaching style.

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  • Peter Sefton will be demonstrating Hand Tool techniques
  • Keith Fenton will be demonstrating Woodturning techniques
  • Artisan Media will be filming the Open Day, who produced the Peter Sefton DVD series which will also be available for sale
  • Bob Jones our 2 Day French Polishing Course tutor will be demonstrating French Polishing and traditional finishing
  • Wood Workers Workshop will be open with plenty of deals on woodworking tools and products
  • Sean Feeney, the School's Designer and Maker in Residence will be talking about the School’s Professional Long Course and End of Year Show
  • At the end of the day the Long Course Student Prize Giving will take place with the School’s sponsors Hammer Felder, Whitmores Timber, Mundy Veneers, Fiddes & Son, Wood Workers Workshop and Gordon Russell Museum

You could win a £75 Gift Voucher kindly donated by Wood Workers Workshop when you enter the Prize Draw for the Visitor's Choice Favourite Piece prize from our Student Graduates' End of Year Show.

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WELL DONE! to all our 2017  Professional Long Course Graduates - our sponsors and suppliers kindly donated the following end of year prizes which were presented at our July 2017 Open Day:-

Ray Leigh MBE presented £250 from the Gordon Russell Museum for the Outstanding Furniture Design prize, along with a copy of his book

The 2017 prize was won by Noah Morris for his "Ellipse" Tables

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Johannes Pracht from Mundy Veneers presented the "Complete Manual of Wood Veneering" for the Best Use of Veneers prize

The 2017 prize was won by Noah Morris for his "Ellipse" Tables



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Hammer Felder UK donated the "Spindle Moulder Handbook " for the Favourite Piece using Wood Machining prize

The 2017 prize was won by Simon Denton for his "Dickie Bow" Credenza

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Whitmores Timber donated "A Craftsman's Guide to Wood" for the Best Use of Solid Timber prize

The 2017 prize was won by Frank Squire for his "Wych Oval" Desk

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The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers donated the Unsung Hero prize

The 2017 prize was won by Ian Lidgbird for his "Dark Side of the Room" Table

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Fiddes & Son donated a selection of french polishes and waxes for the Best Student Finisher prize

The 2017 prize was won by Archie Webster for his "Yewtopia" Desk

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Wood Workers Workshop donated a £75 Gift Voucher for the Visitor's Choice Favourite Piece prize, where visitors entered into a Prize Draw for a chance to win

The Visitor's Choice prize was won by Simon Denton for his "Dickie Bow" Credenza

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There will also be a free BBQ run by the Wood Club UK, who will be hoping for donations in return for their hard work flipping all those burgers for our hungry visitors!  Wood Club UK is a group of professionals and hobbyists promoting woodworking, the money raised will be used to fund their forum. To join their Facebook group click here.

Don’t forget to join us next year – make a note in your diary for Saturday 13th July 2019 …
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