Vesper Tools will be exhibiting and selling tools at all these Hand Tool events and Woodworking shows. Updated regularly. Do check back.
The full schedule of 2018 is unknown at this time: Sep/Oct 2017.
The wood show scene has evolved over 20 years since the rise of the internet making the traditional show format less essential to consumers who can obtain information and tool reviews online whilst sitting on a couch. Plus the rise and rise of costs to attend large shows is an impossible imposition on small businesses like us.
The 2017 schedule has been a success and an enjoyable season with the hosting of the Melbourne Hand Tool Event in March at the new Vesper Workshop. Followed up by Handworks in May in Iowa USA. Then what is billed as the last European Woodworking Show in mid Sept was another highlight of the year. Plus the multitude of smaller shows and events attended throughout the year. Who could forget Maleny Wood Expo and Illawarra Wood Festival which are definitely ones to visit.
I do hope to see you all somewhere at one of these welcoming events:
Sturt Tools and Techniques weekend.
Sat/Sun 17-18th Feb 2018.
10am -4pm both days.
Sturt School for Wood.
Mittagong. Cnr Range Rd and Waverly Parade.
Demonstrations, open air group classes with professional instructors for everyone to join in, tools on display and for sale.
Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA) will also be holding their Chatoyance exhibition all weekend at the Sturt Gallery with the official opening ceremony at 11am on the Sunday morning.
Maleny Wood Expo 2018
Saturday thru Monday 5-7th of May, 2018.
Maleny Showgrounds. QLD.
Melbourne Hand Tool Event 2018
Saturday/Sunday 16-17th of June 2018.
Hosted at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn, VIC.
Special guest Steve Latta will be attending the event after having taught classes at the guild for two weeks prior. Steve is known for his marquetry and other fine woodworking skills so this will surely be one not to miss.
Lie-Nielsen Open House.
2nd Weekend of July 2018.
Hosted at Lie-Nielsen world headquarters in Warren, Maine, USA.
Illawarra Festival of Wood
Fri thru Sun 5th-7th of October, 2018.
This will be the second running of this hugely successful event. Bulli is nestled between the coast and the escarpment just north of Wollongong and just south of the Royal National Park, the whole Illawarra area offers a lot to those who love the south coast! The event is being run over 3 days up on the original two. And if the first one is anything to go by this coming event will be in the "do not miss" category of woodworking events!
There are mumblings of more show dates for 2018 but nothing is confirmed or locked in as yet so as soon as they are known it will be posted here!!
Hope to see you all at one of these events!