EWS 2017

Classic Hand Tools Ltd welcomes you back to the 7th show!

The European Woodworking Show has established itself as one of the most interesting woodworking shows in the UK, with top class demonstrators from the UK & overseas across a breadth of woodworking disciplines and crafts.

Lots to see and lots to learn!

Pole Lathe Turning • Japanese Joinery • Woodturning Chainsaw Carving • Chair Making • Boat Building Folk & Traditional Carving • Pyrography • Rake Making Shingle Making • Basket Making • Timber Hewing

Our previous EWS’15 saw several newcomers to the show including Ron Hock (Hock Tools) & Dave Jeske (Blue Spruce Toolworks) plus Saburr Tooth from the USA, Kieran Binnie, Sawmaker Shane Skelton, The New English Workshop, planemaker Oliver Sparks, Chris Vesper from Australia, Hamilton Beverstock, Garry Breeze, Flinn Garlick Saws, Woodturner Joey Richardson, Green woodworker Jon Warnes, and Editor of Furniture & Cabinet Making Magazine Derek Jones who was presenting the Masterclasses.

We welcomed back many demonstrators from previous shows including bowmakers Willy Rackham & Martin Kellermaier, The International Boat Building Training College at Lowestoft, Deneb Pulchalski from Lie Nielsen Toolworks, the axe man Steve Woodley, Lenka Pavlickova, the British Woodcarvers Association, Turners Mark Hancock & Nick Agar plus the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain, carver Peter Berry, the Rocking Horse Shop, pyrographer Bob Neill, Vic Tesolin of Veritas all the way from Canada and back by popular demand Sadatsugu Watanabe from Japan.

Cressing Temple Barns – Venue Info

Cressing Temple Barns near Witham in Essex is a scheduled ancient monument. The site has its origins in the 12th century and is home to the two finest Templar barns in Europe, one of which, dating from 1205, is the oldest timber framed barn in the world.

The site is made up of a group of remarkable farm buildings, the barns, a Templar well and a Tudor walled garden.

The European show is based in the historic barns, large marquees, the open cart sheds and open space. It is 90% wheelchair accessible (one first floor area).

A visitor attraction in it’s own right and is beautifully managed by Essex County Council. It has a full programme of events running throughout the year from food fairs to medieval jousts. It is therefore a well serviced venue for The European Woodworking Show with plentiful car parking, an on site restaurant, gift shop, toilets etc. It is also wheelchair friendly.

Please note dogs are not allowed at Cressing Temple Barns,
either in the barns or in the grounds.
This is an Essex County Council policy to protect the historic grounds and barns.