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Melbourne Hand Tool Event/ Open Day Weekend


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Once again Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking is opening the doors for its annual Open Day and Hand Tool Event. With a mix of local and international instructors, Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking offers one of Melbourne’s most diverse teaching environments for the study of traditional fine woodworking skills.

Again, this year we have 2 full days of activities including:

- Demo of the LARGEST Bentwood Box in the WORLD!!
- Other demos include: Perch Stool Making, Steam bending, -
- Traditional chair making, Line & Berry Inlay, Sharpening, Carving,
- French Polishing, Spoon carving….just to mention a few!
- New & antique tools for sale
- Timber for sale
- Saw milling happening out the front
- BBQ with sausages & soft drink
- Dovetail Olympics - so you think you can Dovetail?
- Opening of our new Gallery highlighting some of the best work from our students, instructors & professional furniture making

You will also have a chance to meet Melbourne’s finest exhibitors including:

- Lie - Nielsen Tool-works
- Vesper Tools
- BJS Planes & Woodworking - Custom Infill Plane Maker
- Japanese Tools of Australia
- Dunstone Design
- Tetsu - Japanese Handtools
- Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia