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):

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Wooden miniature:

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Dmitry Glazoff, ship modeller and woodworker:

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Ship models by different authors:

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CNS carving:

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Children like ship molels:

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Japanese woodworkers are presenting their tools:

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Masterclass on making wickerwork bird houses:

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Dremel carving:

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Marquetry:

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Traditional arts:

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Stool competition:

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This was a winner:

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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.

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Tradition style furniture:

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Gee-gee:

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Masterclass on finishing by Fyodor Bondarev:

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Gingerbread forms:

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Wooden toys:

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Oh, bird hous is complete!

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Pictures from straw:

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A bird:

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Bears:

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Hunting scene:

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Vsevolod Poltavtsev, woodworker, gives masterclass on sharpening:

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Closer:

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More closer. Nice detail!

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He is in 2D:

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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.

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Power woodworking:

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Turning:

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A guy from Tanzania gives masterclass on turning:

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Masterclass on japaneese woodworking by Russian woodworker Valery Mescheryakoff:

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Masterclass on making wooden puzzles:

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Demonstration of a jig:

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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.

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I am going to visit the Fest next year again. And may be I will take part in a competition.