Vesper Tools will be exhibiting and selling tools at these events. This page updated regularly. Do check back.
Vesper Tools is re-evaluating our show schedule for 2019. In 20 years of doing the wood show circuit Chris Vesper has completed approx 6-10 events per year and completing about 143 shows exhibited in that time, including many international events. Vesper Tools is currently faced with 9+ month backlog, there is no point going out to drum up more orders and sell tools one doesn't have in stock. Vesper Tools will exhibit at 2 events only in 2019. If we manage to catch up on backlog then it will be back to normal in 2020 with around 6 shows and hand tool related events per year.
All are welcome and admission to the open house event is free. Many vendors and craftsmen and women, including Vesper Tools will be set up with tools and timber and works for sale with plenty of knowledge to share.
Come along for shop tours of Lie-Nielsen's manufacturing operations, and enjoy the beauty of semi rural Maine in the summer time! Lobster Bake and dinner with keynote speaker Thomas Moser are ticketed, $45 per head.
Fri & Sat, 12 & 13th of July, 2019.
Lie Nielsen Toolworks, Route 1, Warren, Maine. USA.
Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking
Hand Tool Event.
October 5th & 6th, 2019.
14 Cottage St
Lie - Nielsen Toolworks
BJS Planes & Woodworking - Custom Infill Plane Maker
Tetsu - Japanese Handtools
Japanese Tools Australia
Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia
Come and watch various demonstrations such as Perch Stool making, Sharpening, Windsor Chair making, Shaker Bentwood Box making, Carving, Furniture Restoration, Spoon Carving, Rookhee Chair making and much much more!
Plus…an exhibition of our students’ work will be held in the Guild Gallery.
Toolmaker & Artificer.
Vesper Tools encourages you to visit any or all of the normal woodworking events around Australia or indeed the world regardless of whether or not we are attending for this unusual year of 2019.
Things like the Hand Tool Events in your local area in Australia: Sturt, Perth & Melbourne, and indeed visit the HTE's in the USA if you happen to be there! Maleny Wood Expo in QLD just north of Brisbane is just brilliant. Perth Wood Show also staple diet for the passionate woodworker without exception, such a great event they run over west. Plus now the Timber Tools and Artisans shows are born from the revised and re imagined Timber and Working with Wood shows, and revised not a moment too soon if you ask myself and the entire woodworking public. I was not there but I hear feedback from the first one in Brisbane this year is positive. Sydney and Melbourne should be interesting and drastically different to past years in a positive way. WoodDust Australia is back already and this time in being held in Melbourne in August.