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 which is definitely one to visit. There are worse places on the planet to have a weekend of amazing woodworking fun other than a small picturesque town high in the back hills behind the Sunshine Coast of QLD.
I do hope to see you all somewhere at one of these welcoming events.
Illawarra Festival of Wood 2017
Friday and Saturday 6/7th of October 2017.
Bulli Showgrounds, Bulli. North of Woollongong NSW.
Grevillea Park Rd, Bulli. NSW
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.
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!