Updated 22March 2020. This page is kept up to date.
Vesper Tools in general is attending minimal events in 2020 due to production backlogs, there is no point going to shows to sell tools that one doesn't have in stock.
In light of the rapidly changing COVID19 global pandemic it turns out a lot of events regardless of my attendance or not are postponed or cancelled. It is my personal opinion today March 22 that things are going to get a lot worse before they get better in most countries, economies is one matter and perhaps more unnecessary panic than anything, but the health system everywhere is headed for total gridlock when the medically dependent COVID cases start running out of beds and respirators, and the total lockdown of everyone in their homes is what really brings things to a halt and is the great unknown in terms of timeframe.
Until this plays out a while longer I don't think anyone really knows when things will get back up and running to whatever is the new normal again.
Coming up in 2020 there was events such as the Melbourne Hand Tool Event at Melb Guild of Fine Woodworking in Blackburn, Maleny Wood Expo, Perth Wood Show and Handworks in Amana Iowa in Sept 2020. I believe most of these are cancelled or postponed. Handworks at this stage is still good as that is 6 months out so we are hoping the world is ready for it to proceed unimpeded, but who knows with the current COVID situation and travel restrictions many of which are still yet to come.
Please stay safe and be careful everyone. At least all us woodys out there will be getting plenty of home workshop time for a while. Think of the possibilities in making beautiful things!
Chris Vesper. Artificer, Toolmaker.
September 4-5th, 2020.
Amana, Iowa, USA.
Handwork, nothing much to be said really, just be there, if you like hand tools and woodworking, just be there, sell the kids into slavery, sell your body, blow off work for a week, whatever it takes, just be there. It's about 25 mins from Cedar Rapids in Iowa.