The annual Symposium will take place from 7 to 9 September 2019 at Wilderness. The symposium will be preceded by two days of Master classes presented by the well known turning artist Nick Agar. please select the links below for more information

More on Nick Agar:

Nick Agar has become one of the most sought after instructors / workshop leaders and seminar presenters on the world woodturning stage. He is one of the most creative makers in the field and has an unsurpassed knowledge and understanding of the many processes that are now used in this creative medium.Specialising in surface enhancement and renowned for his wall sculptures, his award winning work often incorporates carving , airbrushing , ceramic and metal effects .  Nick has inspired many woodturners with his work and has traveled across the world to demonstrate his skills …….to learm more about Nick click here

Proudly sponsored by Strand Hardware

StrandHardware has been part of AWSA since its inception and are proud to once again be the primary sponsor of AWSA 2019 . Over these years, it has been and continues to be an honour meeting all the talented wood turners and craftsmen that attend this event each year. This year we are excited to alongside AWSA,bring Nick Agar to the event. This is an absolute treat for the woodworking fraternity and we are sure that a great time will be had by all attendees.

Strand Hardware continues to ensure that woodworking is the main focus within our company. Our team is permanently on the lookout for new and exciting products to offer to you. In the last year, we have opened two new branches, one additional one in Port Elizabeth as well as an expansion across our borders into Gauteng. Other than introducing new stores, we have presented a number of new ranges to our offering. In our Woodworking Machinery category, we recently launched Toolmate Pro – The big brother to our well known Toolmate range, this range is to offer a sturdier and stronger machine at a reasonable price and to ensure an increased life-span, we hold all essential consumable parts. We have also brought in Hampshire Sheen, a new finishing range, increased our resin and pigments variety astronomically as well as introduced cactus juice, pressure chambers and all the accessories required to go with this line of craft, to name but a few.

With over 47 years of experience within the woodworking industry, we can assure you that the advice and guidance that you receive from each of our knowledgeable staff will be accurate and well thought out. Above all else, we continue to ensure that our customers are the primary focus of our daily activities and strive to provide them with the most spectacular customer journey possible. An added convenience to our customers is the in-store service and repair department at each of our stores, we want to assist you in lengthening the life of all your power tools and machines!