Veritas Downunder – Tour Australia June 2016

Veritas Downunder

Veritas Downunder

Tour Australia June 2016

Tuesday June 7 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Veritas Tools Incorporated and Maxis Distribution, come together to present a special afternoon for Australian woodworkers to come and see how Veritas design and manufacture their range of innovative hand tools.

Vic Tesolin - Veritas expert and author of the ‘Minimalist Woodworker’ and Wally Wilson - Lee Valley Senior Manager, will be hosting the Veritas demonstration.

“The event allows the Australian woodworker to come and see how Veritas design and manufacture their range of innovative hand tools and understand why Veritas has become such a well-loved global brand. A comprehensive hand tool demonstration featuring a range of Veritas’s premium products including marking out tools, hand saws, bench planes, chisels, the MKII honing guide and the new, soon to be released range of Veritas Custom Hand planes.”

The afternoon’s proceedings are free and will take place on the indoor deck area of the Cafe Wood Works and will conclude with a Q&A session and refreshments. By attending you will also be entered in a draw on the day for a prize pack from Vertitas as well as for a major prize draw at the conclusion of the Australian Tour.

We do hope you can join us on the day for what will be a most informative and interesting afternoon spent in the company of fellow woodworkers.

If you would like to be here with us on the day please RSVP at or phone 6238 1682 by Wednesday 1st June.

Vic Tesolin

Vic Tesolin

Vic Tesolin is a veteran of the Canadian Army where he served for 14 years in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. After his honourable discharge he completed the Nine Month Craftsman program at Rosewood, then went on to serve as Resident Craftsman at the school creating fine furniture to commission and working part-time as an instructor. From there he took the helm at Canadian Woodworking magazine as editor.

Currently Vic is the Woodworking Technical Advisor at Veritas/Lee Valley Tools. He still designs and builds furniture in a modest shop in his home in Carleton Place, Ontario. Vic Tesolin is the author of ‘The Minimalist Woodworker’ published by Spring House Press. The book deals specifi cally with the needs of woodworkers that only have a small space at their disposal.

Vic truly enjoys sharing his woodworking knowledge and has an infectious love for hand tools and their use. A prolific writer with many published woodworking articles, you can follow him on his blog at

Wally Wilson

Wally Wilson

Wally Wilson has been with Lee Valley & Veritas for 25 years. With a background in business and economics, Wally manages the International Business Development side of Veritas that takes him to exhibitions and retailers abroad, providing the opportunity to speak with woodworkers from all over the world.

Wally is also a keen woodworker and builder. His projects range from the family home he and his wife built 24 years ago to sea kayaks, Windsor chairs and most recently, a full-size shop. Wally is fortunate to be able to blur the line between work and play, all the while sharing his enthusiasm and passion for building and tools with whoever he meets along the way.

One could say working with a world leader in tool design and development at Veritas, Wally has found his “dream job”.

Monday 16 May 2016