Supporting Friends at Oxford Wood Recycling this Saturday Morning
The big and overarching event is to celebrate social initiatives as a ‘Social Saturday’ which is an initiative by Social Enterprise UK to celebrate the work of social enterprises like OWR. This will be the first time I’ve been able to support an event like this but boosting the initiative and then supporting recycling and wood are very much close to my heart.
My friends at OWR invited me to show off some of my skills to encourage others to rethink how they view woodworking. I will be bring one of my workbenches that came from recycled wood I bought at OWR earlier this year. I will also bring some other pieces I’ve made using only hand tools too, to show what can be made from recycled sections of just about anything wood and how you can take the first steps into real woodworking.
This is their open-house promotion of Social Enterprise working at its best. I hope we can all participate and do what we can to support these behind the scenes people that make social enterprise and recycling happen in tandem for the betterment of society. Yes, it is a business enterprise, but one that creatively supports others as they take their own steps towards finding work. I love businesses with a social concern for the wellbeing of others. I’m not going into everything that takes place here but rest assured we want businesses like this to thrive and succeed for many very good reasons.
Visit their website for details and location here:
In my demonstrating I will be creating some different elements of woodworking including joinery and showing how I work with hand tools in ways many may never have seen hopefully. I hope you can join us on Saturday morning15th October. My demonstrating time will be between 10 and 11am .