European Woodworking Show recap – more to come

Briefly for now…

…I just got back from the show today after teaching the Masterclasses. I gained so much from the show and not just from woodworking, though that was really valuable all round.

I came home fully inspired by just being there even though the schedule I had was so very demanding. That’s almost always the case when you think that your goal is to inspire others they end up inspiring you. I interviewed many of the demonstrating craftsmen and craftswomen at the show and we filmed in between my own demonstrations. I think even just the faces through the work of these artisans will be inspiring for you now. I want to give you more of what we did and some of the outcomes of what we discussed there later, but for now this will hopefully keep your attention until I gather my thoughts.



  1. Paul Sellers on 9 October 2011 at 1:48 am

    You gotta work the wood, Tom. It’s all about being inspired to the point of doing, overcoming the intimidating and turning off the ubiquitous machine long enough to hear the music of planes shaving wood and saws severing under your own hand.

  2. Sven-Olof Jansson on 2 November 2015 at 11:17 am

    Dear Mr Sellers,

    Four years is a bit of a time. Nevertheless I hope for you to remember the wood screws of the workbench portrayed in one of the photos above. I would be happy for any information, most of all the name of the maker of the workbench.

    Kind regards

    Sven-Olof Jansson