Someone asked if I enjoyed the woodworking show. I answered, “Yes.” Mostly because I did. He then asked further, “What did you like the most?” I said, “What do you mean?” and he said, “What did you see that inspired you?” I said, “Oh, I don’t know that anything being sold or offered as such was…

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We decided to book some space at the North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire for this coming weekend 18-20 November. I’m bringing a few hand tools as per usual and then a workbench too, but this is mostly about seeing my woodworking friends, making and inspiring new woodworkers and then signing your books…

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The North of England Woodworking Show is on in Harrogate North Yorkshire tomorrow and I will be looking for the new and interesting and then new and old friends too. Say hi if we pass in the aisles; I should be there between 11am and 4pm all being well. Look forward to seeing you.

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As Phil and I drove the coast road from North Wales to England and Harrogate yesterday the sun was bright all the way. We didn’t really know what we could expect since the new North of England Woodworking Show show owners took over the show and so there was a heightened sense of awareness that…

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It’s the last day of the North of England Woodworking Show show tomorrow. I suggest you don’t miss what this show has to offer. Yes, some of the commercial vendors are the same as ever, but stop and talk to some of the behind the scenes people and you get to real people making their…

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Today is the first day of the North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The venue is is easy access but the show is sometimes packed at the entry so be prepared for a bit of an outdoor queuing on arrival. I recommend visiting this compact show because there is lots to see…

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I am planning to attend the North of England Woodworking Show this Autumn in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Britain is not really known for big city show venues like The Woodworking Shows shows I did the USA circuit with in the first quarter of this year, and certainly you don’t get the same numbers, but if you…

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The congruence of two colliding worlds at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport reflect the present-day disjuncture of former woodworking with today’s leftovers of our machine-fed world of mass making methodology.  Fort Worth past and present encapsulated this way expresses the unlikelihood of two worlds ever uniting in harmony just as the elevated sculptures split reality in two.…

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