The Detling Show

The Detling Show 10/11 March 2012


There were at least nine members of the club enjoying the show on Saturday.


The ever-friendly Tony Isles was there with his range of carving and turning tools.


The AWGB stand had a range of turnings from members, and the British Woodcarvers Association had carvings on show.


There were stands from Camvac and Chestnut Products.


Craft Supplies Had a very limited range of products, they seem that they would rather sell you a course in the Pyrenees.


GMC were there promoting all the magazines in their range.


Simon Hope is still enlarging his range of products with a very long handled scrape for hollow forms.


Roger Story of Lincolnshire Woodcrafts was there with a good range of woods.


There was even a blacksmith there with some of his hand made items on show.


Phil irons had his imported German Killinger lathes, sharing his stand with Meantime who had been on hard times lately.


Robert Sorby were back to back with Turners Retreat, which is their usual way of showing their large range of wares.


Trend and Jet had a good range of tools.


Chichester College had some very well made furniture from students. A round fronted two-door wall cabinet, with some gorgeous olive ash burr veneer, on the inside over MDF.


Lisa Raby was there with her pyrography, next to her husband Mark who had his Mylands finishing products.


Jenny Starbuck had some of her pierced and decorated platters.

Mark Baker was the main turning demo man. Brian Partridge, our local AWGB man was doing his bit on a Jet lathe for most of the day.


Bill Prickett was showing some of his carvings, mainly birds, his Harris hawk on a glove was out of this world.


A Wood miser was working outside, and this is by no means a complete list.


Food was a little limited but ok, but the coffee was not as good as Jan’s!


All in all, a good day out. It is a shame that there will be no Spalding Show this year; it is also a disappointment that Weird and Wonderful Wood at Haughley is on the same weekend as the Daventry show. Sat /Sun 12/13 May


All the best


Howard Dyson

By Ron Davis on March 19th, 2012