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.
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
Last year was amazing. Well, the second half of the year was. The first half was full of bad mistakes. Never-mind though – onwards and upwards as they say. And as the sun rose above the roof lines on Boxing Day morning, I had an idea develop incredibly quickly in my head and it has hardly let me sleep since. Here it is: Continue reading Upping Production Value & Bringing More to the Turning Table in 2016
My first proper foray into public demonstrations came the other weekend at the Axminster Tools and Machinery shop in Basingstoke, affectionately known by myself and countless others as ‘our toy shop’! Continue reading The Axminster November Demos
I do love my job, and when I met Charlie a couple of weeks ago at the Community Woodfair in Chandler’s Ford, I had no idea how great it would be to teach what I had learned myself. Continue reading Charlie’s Lesson, and a Lesson for Me About YouTube