Daventry 2012

Wood Works, at Daventry 2012.

By Howard Dyson


Roy Richard Norma and myself arrived to find a free multi Storey Car Park on the Saturday. This was our third time at this show.


There were nine professional demonstrators, Gary Rance, Gerry Marlow, John Berkeley, Reg Slack, Richard Findlay, Steve Heely and Guy Ravine.


There were also eleven club displays, Coombe Abbey, Heart of England, North Bucks and Milton Keynes, North Warwickshire and Hinkley, Offchurch, Trent Valley, Tudor Rose (who put the event on) Village Turners, West Midlands, West Northants and Warwick Carvers.


A good range of trade stands 19 in all. Andy Harrison of English Woods, Ashley Iles Edge Tools seems to go to a lot of shows, and always with a smile. It was nice to see Axminster Power Tools Centre at a show outside of Devon. Camvac to suck up our dust and shavings. Charnwod Tools Lathes with a range of woodworking kit. Chestnut Products with his large range of finishes. English Hard woods with some large pieces of spalted beech and lime for the carvers. Hamilton Beaverstock had a large range of bandsaw blades.


Hassop Hand Tools, Jim Morrison with saws, John Johnson with his wife Maureen demonstrating and selling a range of Gizmo’s. Ken Croft was selling polishes, pen kits and clocks.


At Lovell’s Workware, both Roy and Richard purchased smocks, but my neighbour gave me an embarrassing moment when she bought a PINK apron to be embroidered with granddaughters name and a cup cake!


L. R. Creations, Mark and Lisa Raby had Mylands Finishes and décor parts. Mo Mead with exotic woods. Pen UK had pen blanks


Phil Irons was there, no lathes this time but lots of tools and Mr Meantime holding the fort for Phil, building up his range of turning accessories. Simon Hope with a large range of tools, handles and sanding parts.


Toolpost had a large range of tools for turning and carving.


There is a cafeteria on site, but tea, coffee and bacon and sausage bap’s seemed to take forever and only available until 12, I don’t know why, baked spuds and panini’s were still available. Local ladies were serving tea, coffee and cakes in the main hall.


All in all a good day.


Quip of the day, John Johnson driving home at 2am was stopped by a policeman, “Where are you going” he asked, “I am going to a lecture” said John, “At this time of night?” asked the police man, “well you haven’t met my wife” said John


All the best


By Ron Davis on June 6th, 2012