The long awaited and much anticipated showdown between Mark Sanger and Richard Findley (both champions in their own right) at our Nuneaton store is just around the corner and, for all turning enthusiasts, it is an event not to be missed.

We have put together an action-packed schedule for our two protagonists and we will be asking the audience to vote for their favourite at the end of each round. As an added bonus, the event will be hosted and kept on track by none other than our own international woodturning professional and contributor to Woodturning magazine, Colwin Way. The audience will have opportunities to put questions to all three turners at intervals throughout the day.

There will also be a chance to see pyrography being demonstrated by Chris Kirk from our High Wycombe store and Tormek sharpening by Hannah Fielden-Pickard from our Axminster store.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting and unique event. Are you ready to watch our two woodturning titans in action?

Here is a reminder of the details:
Date: Saturday 4th March 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: Axminster Tools & Machinery, Bermuda Trade Park, Nuneaton CV10 7RA

Event Schedule

10.00 – Welcome
Introduction of Mark and Richard

10.10 – Ten Minute Time Trial
Our turners race against the clock to complete a set piece

10.30 – Anything You Can Do – Bout 1
Mark tackles a 20 minute turning trial set by Richard and vice-versa

11.00 – A Few Of My Favourite Things 1
One of our maestros turns up and talks about 1 or 2 of his favourite demo pieces

11.40 – Weapon Of Choice
Our contestants choose just one favourite tool to complete a piece

12.10 – Lunch
There will be an opportunity to meet Mark and Richard after they’ve had a bite to eat

1.10 – Welcome Again

1.20 – Mass Production
How many spinning tops can our turners make in 20 minutes

1.50 – Anything You Can Do – Bout 2
Mark tackles a 20 minute turning trial set by Richard and vice-versa

2.20 – A Few More Of My Favourite Things
One of our maestros turns up and talks about one or two of his favourite demo pieces

2.50 – Colwin’s Way
Our compere beyond compare announces the Turn It Up final event!

3.20 – Assessment by Colwin and announcement of the winner

3.30 – There will be an opportunity to meet Mark and Richard after the presentation

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