Demodag at Baptist Tools

Last Saturday I attended the “demo-day” at Baptist Toolshop in Arnhem.

They invited three other woodworkers and toolmakers like Tormek, Record Power and Mafell to show their goods and innovations…

Baptist demodag

My neighbour was bowyer Simon van der Heijden, who makes long-and horsebows in various woods and materials…


My other neighbor was graphic artist Titia Sibson, who brought pyrographics.


Another craftsmen was woodturner Peter de Klein, allias “Peter Peer“.


He makes some of the most beautiful wooden bowls you have ever seen.
But also magic wands (Olivanders eat your heart out)…


And his “365-spinning tops challenge” in which he makes one whirl every day for a year.


This little bowl especially spoke to me, its simplicity, but also the ultrathin construction.


It reminded me of this maple pot found in Wijk bij Duurstede. One of my dearest pieces in the Dorestad museum.


I brought my trusty trolley, filled with a variety of tools and instruments…


 It was lovely to meet so many other woodworkers with a broad range of activities.

Walking trough the store is like being a kid in a toy or candy store again… Too many high-quality tools to mention. You have to take a look for yourself…


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