The Peter Sefton open day


Derek Jones

Friday, July 12, 2013

That’s another week flown by, but as they say ‘It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings’ and right now she’s just warming up for the big finale. Yep it’s a day on the road tomorrow for Anthony and I, 8 hours driving and 8 hours mixing with readers and visitors at the Peter Sefton School of Furniture open day. The weather is supposed to be glorious, so if you like a barbecue and can’t be doing with the hassle of doing it yourself this is definitely the place to be.

Of course there’s more than good food and good company to keep you entertained. Richard Maguire from will be demonstrating traditional furniture making techniques while our Anthony talks through the process and jigs used to make a Shaker-style tripod table using his router know-how. Peter will be on hand throughout the day to talk about all things related to the courses he runs and also demonstrate some joint cutting techniques. Leading machine manufacturers Hammer Felder and Lamello will be there with products to try and perhaps even buy if you’re tempted. The list of professionals includes chair maker Paul Hodgson and ‘Bob the polisher’ if you have a question about finishes. We’ve asked F&C contributor Rob Stoakley to come along and answer any of your questions about his recent F&C project to build secret drawers and hidden compartments. And as for me. I’ve managed to secure one of the best value subscription deals we’ve ever had at a show. The Trend Combination Router Base worth around £80 is yours when you take out a year’s subscription to any of our four woodworking titles. Have a look at the video here and see what you could do with one of these.

I look forward to seeing you there if you can make it


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