Last weekend 11th annual Woodworking fest took place in Sokolniki park, Moscow. 11 years ago this event began as a meeting of several passionate woodworkers in a private workshop. Each year number of participants was increasing. Last year more than one thousand persones from different regions of Russia participated. I guess this time number of people increased even more. It was first time when I decided to join this event.
On the fest various masterclasses, competitions, exibitions, tools, machinery, literature on woodworking, carving, wickerwork, turning, marquetry etc. were presented.
Here I post a short photo-report on the event.
Michael Ilyaev, carver, author of numerous books on carving (I’v got one of them):
Dmitry Glazoff, ship modeller and woodworker, gives masterclass on shipmodelling:
Ship models by different authors:
Children like ship molels:
Japanese woodworkers are presenting their tools:
Masterclass on making wickerwork bird houses:
This was a winner:
Mechanical stool. The seat can move horizontally without changing a hight and slope angle. The inscription reads that it is reproduction of a stool designed in 1876 by Chebyshev mechanisms company.
Tradition style furniture:
Masterclass on finishing by Fyodor Bondarev:
Oh, bird hous is complete!
Pictures from straw:
Vsevolod Poltavtsev, woodworker, gives masterclass on sharpening:
More closer. Nice detail!
Mobile model of tsar Peter the First at a workbench. He brought a woodworking art from Europe to Russia in 17th century. Before him everything from wood was made by only axe.
A guy from Tanzania gives masterclass on turning:
Masterclass on japaneese woodworking by Russian woodworker Valery Mescheryakoff:
Demonstration of a jig:
And eventually most exciting moment for me at the Fest . I have taken a masterclass on turning from Tanzanian guy Juma. It was my first time on turning. I’ve turned some exercise piece and got a lot of joy. Now I am going to buy a lathe.
I am going to visit the Fest next year again. And may be I will take part in a competition.
May you all be happy!