OPEN DAYS at The Wood Place 9th & 10th September 2017

OPEN DAYS at The Wood Place 9th & 10th September 2017

we are pleased to announce a forthcoming weekend of Tours & Demonstrations at The Wood Place premises in Lanarkshire to include : –

  • Tours of the Sawmill, Kiln,  Air Drying Shed, Timber Stores, Workshops and Machinery with explanations & open discussions on the various techniques employed.
  • Sawmilling Demonstrations featuring the newly restored Forestor Sawmaster cutting logs up to 6ft wide and Patrick stacking boards with the Alvac Vacuum Lifter.
  • Demonstrations of Woodworking & Crafts,  including simple sanding & polishing techniques and elements of Patrick’s Dovetails Woodworking Tuition courses.
  • Kids quiet area including Art on Wood & Slate demos and participation for all ages.
  • Live music at random intervals and places courtesy of various Jaggy Jaikits.  Visiting musicians or singers most welcome to join in or perform.
  • Free teas, coffees, juice and home made soup.
  • Wood Shop open all day,  featuring the Website selection of boards at reduced prices with many special Open Weekend Sale Offers and the new Offcuts Room.

All under cover, with outside areas available weather permitting.

 

FREE ENTRY,  plenty of parking.  Parking – top yard by workshops & shop;  around the sawmill building in bottom yard (anywhere but please leave access for cars to drive all around building); along drive between top yard & bridge into garden; beside & beyond old dutch barn; 4x4s anywhere else that leaves access along drive! 

It would help us plan for numbers if folk could let us know one way or another if attending,  but it is not necessary,  just turn up.

 

DAY 1 : Saturday 9th September 2017

SHOP OPEN  10am – 5pm,  Patrick serving mostly 10-1

TOURS, DEMOS & ACTIVITIES FROM 1pm – 5pm

1st Tour 1pm

2nd Tour 3pm

Each Tour is given personally by Patrick and starts promptly from the front of The Wood Shop,  adjacent to the old Granary where refreshments will be served all afternoon including home made soup.  The tour is expected to take between an hour and a half and an hour and three quarters depending on numbers.  Stout footwear and outdoor clothing is advisable if the weather is inclement! We will mostly be inside but will need to move between various buildings.  The sawmill tour /demos will be in the first half and the workshops tour / demos in the second half.

 

DAY 2 : Sunday 10th September 2017

SHOP OPEN  11am – 5pm,  Patrick serving mostly 11-1

TOURS, DEMOS & ACTIVITIES FROM 1pm – 5pm

1st Tour 1pm

2nd Tour 3pm

Each Tour is given personally by Patrick and starts promptly from the front of The Wood Shop,  adjacent to the old Granary where refreshments will be served all afternoon including home made soup.  The tour is expected to take between an hour and a half and an hour and three quarters depending on numbers.  Stout footwear and outdoor clothing is advisable if the weather is inclement! We will mostly be inside but will need to move between various buildings.  The sawmill tour /demos will be in the first half and the workshops tour / demos in the second half.

 

Venue :  

The Wood Place, Lanarkshire Hardwoods,  Girdwoodend Farm,  Auchengray, Carnwath,  LANARK ML11 8LL

Patrick’s contact no 07748 638214 .   Find Us : https://www.thewoodplace.com/find-us/

Beware sat navs may not lead you directly to us. Look out for Red sign ‘Lanarkshire Hardwoods’ on the public road.

***NB ROAD CLOSURE !!!  ***  CARNWATH MAIN STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC (A70).  If coming from the south west, Lanark/Carluke etc, please turn left onto the B7016 for Braehead just before Carnwath (after West End and just before the railway bridge and the golf club).  Follow for several miles then take first right for Auchengray.  Follow for several miles, over railway level crossing then first right after 100m at junction.  Follow for approx 1 mile and after small agricultural shed and bungalow beside road on RHS, take first right at Red Lanarkshire Hardwoods sign (single track tarmac road),  then see our Wood Place and entrance in next right at bottom of hill.  If local/good at maps,  there is a short cut turning to the right half way along the stretch to the level crossing,  but it is wild and wiggly!  All of this you can see on the ‘find us’ link above if you enlarge the google map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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