Announcing the first ever

Chestnut Products’

Woodturning Weekender

When: 3-4 August 2019

Where: The Springfields Event Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Tickets go on sale: 1st September 2018

One Day – £20
Two Days – £30
(Early bird prices – don’t wait too long!)

Chestnut Products is now over 25 years old* and to celebrate we’re having a weekender!

We’ll have four top-class woodturning demonstrators during the weekend to inspire, educate and entertain, showing best practice for turning, decorating and finishing.
We want this exciting event to bring together woodturners from novice to expert to not only learn from the demonstrators but to also share their advice and stories with each other and hopefully have a few laughs too.

Come on Saturday, Sunday or bag-a-bargain
and stay for the whole weekend.
And join us on the Saturday evening for
an informal meal and a few surprises!

All the demonstrators are booked; you can read about the first of them below and we’ll be releasing more details of the others over the coming weeks – we don’t want to give everything away at once!

More information:

Springfields Event Centre

How to get to the Weekender

Accomodation – more info to follow

Meet the Demonstrators – Emma Cook.

Also known as The Tiny Turner, Emma is a hard working turner and carver who combines both of these passions into her exquisite creations.

At the age of 34, Emma is one of the youngest professional woodturners on the circuit, regularly providing clubs across the country with demonstration evenings and days; as well as attending various shows throughout the UK and in Europe.

Emma began woodturning at the age of 16 under the tuition of Tony Wilson, RPT; branching into carving around 8 years ago where she was fortunate enough to gain from as close an apprenticeship as possible with Master Carver Michael Painter. She now teaches beginner classes in both disciplines to try to pass on to others the knowledge she has gained over the years.

Emma enjoys both woodturning and carving equally, but her niche is in attempting to find ways to combine the two disciplines in order to inspire others to look ‘outside the box’ for inspiration.

Emma will be bringing her own twist on turning to the Weekender – not to be missed. You can read more about her and see examples of her work on her website

*Our story..

It’s hard to believe that Chestnut Products has been around now for over 25 years!
Starting from very humble beginnings we’re now supplying woodturners and woodworkers all over the UK, Europe, USA, South Africa, Japan and Canada, with more to come.

The fact of the matter is we missed our 25th Birthday. It was only whilst doing some paperwork at the end of 2017 that Terry realised it had been and gone and we were sad to realise that we’d missed it. The business started during a recession and has weathered another one since then so it’s an achievement to still be here. And we missed it!

We could wait until we’re thirty but frankly that doesn’t have the same ring to it, and besides, that would be the normal thing to do – and we do try to do the unexpected sometimes!

So that’s the reason for the weekender – and the best news of all is that you don’t need to bring us a present!