I hope you have been enjoying a creative summer in your workshops. The past couple of months have seen a lot of changes to the business here in Hampshire. I’m sure the changes will make things easier for both customers and followers alike. This post contains some important information! Continue reading Huge Autumn 2017 Changes – Important
Done it! Today I completed the training to be able to ship Hampshire Sheen overseas legally! If you do not live in the UK and wish to order Hampshire Sheen, read this to find out why I need this certification. Continue reading Certified to Ship Hampshire Sheen Overseas!
Our lathe beds come under all sorts of punishment from constant sliding up and down of banjos and tail stocks to sprays, colours and oils. In this post, I share my top tips on keeping your bed smooth with the use of a dry lubricant. Continue reading Top Tips for Cleaning a Sticky Bed
Sanding your work is one thing, sanding it well is another. In this post, I share my top bowl sanding tips on getting it right every time to produce an item that is not just gorgeous, but something to be proud of. Continue reading Top Tips on Sanding Bowls Well
Buying timber should be an easy thing to do, but it’s not like buying a standard product from a shop because you don’t fully know what you are going to get. In this post, I’ll share with you some tips on getting the best out of buying timber blanks online. Continue reading Top Tips for Buying Blanks Online
For quite a while now, I’ve been thinking about putting my own range of colours together. Yes, I know there are several companies out there with stains and dyes of many different colours. I found though, that they all seem to be ‘off the shelf’ colours and much the same as each other.
Any content creator on YouTube, be them woodturner’s or not get a few of the dreaded ‘Thumbs Downs’ and pathetically critical comments. This week, I look at the possible reasons why this cowardly anonymous Thumbs Down may occur on our videos .
Continue reading Thumbs Down and What I Think It Really Means
I don’t often do product reviews, but when Dan at Taylor’s Mirfield asked me to review his ‘Alpha’ fountain pen, I just had to say yes. Watch the video for a discount code.
Before I start, let me just state that this post/essay is not a moan, more a discussion of Woodturning on YouTube as a method of learning and a method of reaching people with your own turning – the Inspiration and the Influence. You can listen to this article too… Continue reading Woodturning on YouTube: The Inspiration and the Influence
It will come as no surprise to people when I suggest that most ideas are not completely original. Somewhere down the line, there has been a seed of inspiration planted in your mind to do something, and this post gives my most humble thanks to those who have inspired me to create what I have done so far in my turning career. Continue reading Humble Thanks to 12 Turners Who Have Inspired Me