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Professional woodturner Glenn Lucas, famous for his bowls turned from native Irish wood, visited Tormek’s Sharpening Studio for a day of inspiration. Glenn demonstrated how he turns his classics bowls to an enthusiastic audience; the bowls which have become his trade mark around quality galleries and exhibitions worldwide. During the day, he also shared his most valuable tips in woodturning and the sharpening of different tools.
Tormek was awarded Great New Idea 2017 for their Tormek T-2 Pro Kitchen Knife Sharpener at The Restaurant Show in London. The Restaurant Show is the UK’s leading event in the hospitality industry and is annually hosting the Great New Idea Competition, recognising the most innovative and ingenious inventions in two different classes; food and non-food. Tormek T-2 won the award in the non-food class.
The UK winner of the 2017 Tormek Scholarship Award is Olly Christian from Bristol. Olly is a fully qualified nurse and has many years experience working in the NHS, however he decided to change his career to suit his creative talent and home life. He has recently finished a 2-year course studying Furniture Making at the City of Bristol College; with his second-year project he won the Somerset Guild of Craftsman 2017 furniture prize and is now also awarded with a new Tormek Sharpening System.
The Tormek T-4 Bushcraft is a limited edition model, with which jigs for knife and axe sharpening are included. This package is ideal for those who want to sharpen knives and axes easily. In addition to all the necessary sharpening accessories, a Kansbol knife from Morakniv is included, ultimate for nature and outdoor life.
We are delighted to congratulate Alexandra Michelsen who is this year’s recipient of the Tormek Scholarship Award in Sweden. She impressed the jury with her wall cabinet "Skilla", a modern piece of furniture with a retro design. The prize, a complete Tormek system including machine and accessories, is going to be very useful since Alexandra will be part of a start-up workshop this Autumn.
Tormek now launches their Tormek T-2 model, a knife sharpener, especially designed to meet the professional’s demand for sharpness and user friendliness.
Tormek will ensure that Team Manager Fredrik Andersson and his team have sharp equipment to work with in the kitchen.
- Having sharp knives is incredibly important for us to be able to perform. Therefore, Tormek’s sharpening machine is an important part of our equipment, as we can sharpen an edge quickly and easily. This creates the conditions for being able to succeed in our goals, states Team Manager Fredrik Andersson.
Tormek’s new sharpening studio in Lindesberg was officially opened on Sunday April 2nd and visited by two world-class craftsmen, woodturner Terry Martin and woodcarver Zina Manesa-Burloi, who have worked together for over 20 years. During the inauguration, the duo worked on creations in their specialist fields and shared which tools, woods and techniques they use in the process.
The new premises are spacious and give Tormek the opportunity to organise courses and demonstrations.
Congratulations to Kristian Olsen Frandsen, who receives this year’s Tormek Scholarship Award with his table “FiKa”- a piece that combines traditional and contemporary craft techniques. During the last two years, Kristian has studied at Capellagården’s School of craft and design at Öland (Sweden) and he now looks forward to new challenges in his promising career.
A whole lot of flying shavings from this workshop! Join us as we visit Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies in Stockholm together with Nick Agar, Tormek friend and professional woodturner from Devon, UK.
We did a lot of sharpening – the films will be available shortly on the Sharpening woodturning tools page – but first, here are some highlights from the woodturning workshop for students and staff where Nick shared tips on technique and positions. Thank you to all who participated, it was really inspiring to meet you all!