Thousands turn out to Newport wood show

South Wales Argus: The Crow Valley Woodturner's club at the Wood show held in the grounds of Tredegar House. (6301089) The Crow Valley Woodturner's club at the Wood show held in the grounds of Tredegar House. (6301089)

THOUSANDS turned out to enjoy the annual wood working show at Tredegar House over at the weekend on one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Now in its sixth year, Isca Woodcrafts held its sixth annual show on Saturday, which saw thousands of experienced craftspeople and enthusiastic beginners turn out to enjoying a series of demonstrations by South Wales Woodcarvers, who are affiliated with The British Woodcarvers Association.

Meanwhile Displays of work and practical demonstrations were also carried out by the British Stickmakers Guild, while and experienced turners also showed off their skills at the free event which tool place in the 17th century stable block and courtyard.

The event also showcased featured demonstrations including chainsaw carving, furniture making, and pyrography.

A large selection of woods, available as boards (for furniture making) and blanks (for woodturning and carving), including exotic African, Australian and South American species woods, and indigenous favourites like ash, sycamore, lime and oak, were available to buy from Isca Woodcrafts, with the General Tool Store, Abergavenny, was on hand to offering advice on the most suitable hand or power tools to use for any creative job.

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