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Tommy MacDonald, Local Artisans, Tool Company Reps Coming To Walpole Woodcraft Grand OpeningBack to Press Releases
WALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS (October 2013) – Manager Jerry Klevas and his staff will celebrate the Walpole Woodcraft’s Grand Opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 4-6) with Tommy MacDonald and other special guests, product demos, and refreshments. Spinning tops will also be part of the weekend event. Located at 3 Walpole Park South, two miles from Gillette Stadium, the store opened in April with the goal of serving customers in the south Boston, Cape Cod, and northern Rhode Island areas.

“The response to the store has been fantastic,” Klevas said. “Our sales have continued to grow every month. We are hoping area residents will join us for our Grand Opening Celebration, especially ones who haven’t seen the store yet.”

Klevas said so far customers have all been impressed with the store. “We are located in an industrial park, which means we have a big store -- over 10,000 square feet of space that holds most of the woodworking tools and supplies in the Woodcraft catalog. We have a huge classroom, over 1,200 square feet for classes and demos, and the response to classes has been excellent.”

Prize giveaways, special sales, free food – cake, hot dogs, popcorn and soda – and the Top Spinning Preview will continue all three days.

Potential entrants in the store’s Top Spinning Contest on December 7 can find out about the competition and spend some time practicing their spinning skills.

Tommy MacDonald, host of the Boston-based public television show Rough Cut –Woodworking with Tommy Mac, will join the celebration Saturday, the same day the show’s fourth season first episode airs.

“I am excited and proud that Woodcraft supports woodworkers with a supersized store, especially right down the street from the Rough Cut studio!! The friendly, competent staff is qualified to answer almost any question, and the class schedule is packed with a wide range of woodworking technique classes that are held in a really great classroom. Hope to see lots of folks Saturday.”

Also on Saturday, Apollo, Freud, SawStop and Festool vendor reps will do demonstrations of their products, Japan Woodworker and Tanos will introduce new tool lines, and other vendor reps from Fein, JET, Rikon, Titebond Glues, Jorgensen Clamps, and DMT Sharpening will be on hand.

On Saturday and Sunday, local artisans from the Bay State Carving Club, Massachusetts South Shore Woodworkers, Woodworkers Guild of Rhode Island, and the Ocean State Wood Turners will show their creations in wood.

For information about store hours, location or products, contact the Walpole store at (508) 668-2413 or visit the store website:

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