Axminster woodturning seminar

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You may have heard on the ‘grapevine’ that we at Axminster are hosting a woodturning
seminar on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2009 known as Strictly Woodturning. The
main event will be held at the Axe Valley Community College in Axminster during the day,
with the Friday evening event being held at the Axminster Guildhall.
The two days will be packed with demonstrations from some of the best turners in the world
and Axminster hospitality will abound. We have managed to secure the following turners: Nick
Agar, Dave Reeks, Mark Hancock, Gary Rance, Phil Irons, Bert Marsh, Stuart King, Tony Rae, Tracy
Owen and Les Thorne plus our own Jason Breach and Colwin Way will also be taking their turn
on a lathe.
There will be an opportunity, for anyone who is interested, to enter a piece of their work in our
competition with great prizes for the top 3 entrants and all pieces of work will be on display in
our Gallery.
There will be a number of trade stands (by invitation only) and an opportunity to late night
shop at the Axminster Tool Centre store. Each delegate will receive a ‘goody bag’ with a 5%
discount card.
Also included in the ticket price will be lunch (on both days), tea and coffee, an evening meal
with beer and wine on the Friday, together with an evening of entertainment from highly
revered local musicians Steve Black and Alan West, and our very own ‘Strictly Woodturning’
competition - a re-work of Ready Steady Turn with the professional turners working against
the clock and each other. In short, all you need to do is arrange some accommodation for the
Friday night.
All in all, this is an event not to be missed.
More details will be available shortly at

We see the two days rolling out as follows:
Friday 23rd October
Registration: 0830 onwards at Axe Valley Community College
Morning demonstrations: 0945 to 1230
Lunch: 1230 to 1345
Afternoon demonstration: 1345 to 1630
Awarding prizes for competition pieces: 1630
Evening event: from 1730 at Axminster’s Guildhall
Strictly Woodturning competition: 1830 to 1930
Awarding the Strictly Woodturning trophy: 1930
Evening meal and music: from1930
End of evening: 2130
Saturday 24th October
Morning demonstrations: 0945 to 1230
Lunch: 1230 to 1345
Afternoon demonstrations: 1345 to 1630
Say our farewells: from 1630
Please note that some timings may be subject to change.
The cost of tickets for the two days will be £120. A total of 250 tickets will be made available for
sale, with a maximum of 2 tickets per application. In addition, there will be 50 guest tickets
available for the evening entertainment at £10 each.
The system for applying for tickets will be as follows:
• The facility to register for tickets online will be available from mid April. Interested parties will
be able to register for tickets by visiting and completing an
application form. Alternatively, please call our sales office on 0845 0707870,
or obtain a form from one of our 3 retail outlets*, or submit an application
in writing to Axminster Tool Centre (Strictly Woodturning),
Weycroft Avenue, Axminster, Devon EX13 5PH.
• Tickets may be applied for in pairs or as singles. A maximum of
two tickets per person may be applied for.
I will be there. With knobs on. :D

EDIT: No I won't! Daughter's birthday on the 23rd Oct. Damnit. Any other weekend would have been fine :(