Tormek Sharpening

Classic Hand Tools will be welcoming Simon Clements (Arbortech) and Pontus Gyllby (Tormek) to their stand at Makers Central. Simon describes himself as a woodcarver, sculptor and educator. Therefore, visitors may know of Simon through his courses at the Sylva Wood Centre where he has a workshop. Simon will show just how easy power carving can be using Arbortech.

Pontus Gyllby from Tormek, Sweden will also be on the Classic Hand Tools stand. Pontus has been with Tormek for over 20 years and has played a big part of the company’s growth and success in recent times. With his experience and knowledge in edge tool sharpening, he will demonstrate the sharpening of woodturning, woodworking and other edge tools. Learn how Tormek is the best way to make sharpening easy. West Country Woodworking will play host to three Proxxon demonstrations at Makers Central this year. Jewellery makers (and lecturers) Michelle Wood and Andrea Thorpe will fill you with enthusiasm and show you how effortless it can be to make pieces of jewellery using Proxxon Micromot tools. Daniel Bohn will demo the new Proxxon cordless tools on Westcountry machinery 4 woods stands. From sanders to grinders they are truly versatile, accessing hard-to-reach places, and make working trouble-free!

If you are looking for inspiration, don’t miss Makers Central on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May at the NEC. For more information and to see exactly where our demonstrators will be, visit