Articles and Things from the workshop

Wizardry in Wood 2021

Held every four years, the Worshipful Company of Turners Wizardry in Wood event is one not to miss for inspiration and an exhibition of some of the best turning in the world.

Learn Excellent Finishing Techniques on a Free Online Course

The last time I presented a Hampshire Sheen Excellence in Finishing Course was during the Covid lockdown in mid 2020 after the in-person courses had to...

Simple Lightbox Product Photography with a Smartphone

Good photography is an important part of sales and marketing. In this article and video, you will see the simple set-up I use for photographing of...

Using Self Adhesive Stencils

Recently, I’ve been using the range of stencils I designed for my Hampshire Sheen business. They are a range of precision cut professional quality paint masking...

Observations on My Remote Demos – One Year On

You can hardly believe that there were barely any pro UK turners presenting remote demonstrations before March 2020. And then COVID-19 and a strict national lockdown...

Seeking Advice on Social Media

You’re new to turning, but where to get advice, inspiration and tool techniques from? The internet is great, but you need to be cautious. I’m a...

New Intro Video for 2021

Admittedly, my new intro video for 2021 is a bit late, but it’s been a busy year keeping the businesses during the ongoing pandemic! But here...

Hampshire Sheen April Fools Joke?

In this documentary style interview video, I guide you through a special half day of my busy life at Hampshire Sheen and The Woodturning Shop. 30th...

(REPLAY) Mike Waldt ‘Simul-Turn’

Mike and I got together on Sunday 27th December on Zoom to turn away some winter blues and work off some Christmas lunches with a ‘simul-turn’...

(REPLAY) Turning a Mounted Double Sided Medallion

In this live from 16th February 2021, we looked at a turning a double sided medallion, decorating it with easy airbrush techniques combined with some of...