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The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show (aka the Harrogate Show) is the largest retail woodworking and power tool show in the UK. What’s more, it is the longest established among the many shows of its kind.

Visitors will find one of the widest selections of woodworking tools, machinery and accessories – ranging from small items up to large commercial machines – all under one roof. Therefore, the show will appeal to the amateur and professional woodworker, the home renovator, and in fact anyone who works with wood.

The show will take place in Hall 1 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, which had a major refurbishment only last year. This year, visitors will be able to see more than 40 top demonstrators covering every discipline, plus 100 companies and organisations will be exhibiting.

Under the leadership of Product Training Manager Craig Steele, the Axminster stand should be an inspiring sight with many leading brands on show. The list of demonstrators is equally impressive with two of North America’s most experienced and charismatic hand tool experts heading the line-up.

Axminster demonstrators

So, let us introduce you to our 2017 cast of demonstrators:
Deneb Puchalski – Lie-Nielsen Toolworks based in Maine, USA
Vic Tesolin – Veritas Tools, part of Lee Valley and based in Ottawa, Canada
Colwin Way – professional  woodturner and Axminster Skill Centre tutor
Ben Beddows – Axminster HQ demonstrating Tormek
Chris Kirk – High Wycombe store demonstrating power carving with Arbortech
Craig Steele – Axminster HQ demonstrating Hobby and Trade Series, Axcaliber and Jet
Dave Kenwrick – Cardiff store demonstrating Axminster Precision and Rider planes
Alex Wade – Business Services demonstrating Hobby and Trade Series, Axcaliber and Jet
Rob James – Axminster store demonstrating Powermatic, the ‘Gold Standard’
Phil Lewis – Warrington store demonstrating Axminster chucks and Evolution Series accessories
Shaun Vincent – Axminster store demonstrating dovetailing with Leigh jigs
Tim Styles – Axminster HQ demonstrating UJK Technology pocket hole joinery

The show runs from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November (Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm). For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit the show’s website or contact the organisers on 01474 536535.

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