The idea was simple – take a fab looking piece of monkey puzzle and turn a calabash out of it. But, pretty soon it became apparent that this piece of monkey puzzle wasn’t going to play ball.Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Give Up (and turn a goblet instead)!
Building a streaming set-up can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. And it doesn’t have to be as technically challenging as you may think it does. Here is my no nonsense guide to putting together a simple set-up to get you started.Continue reading Building A Live Streaming Set-Up
There can be no doubt in my mind that the lockdown of people during the Covid-19 pandemic will have world changing consequences. In this article, I think about the changes, both good and perhaps bad, the situation will have on woodturning in the UK.Continue reading The Changing World of UK Woodturning – Personal Thoughts and Feelings
In this live demonstration first broadcast on 17th March, I demonstrated the process of turning a simple ash bowl which will make for a great beginners project. The recording and the description are taken directly from YouTube.Continue reading (REPLAY) Simple Embellished Ash Bowl
Ever since the Excellence in Finishing Courses were cancelled or postponed until the end of May, I’ve been working on a way of still bringing you the course via YouTube so you can have a similar experience as if we were together in a workshop.Continue reading Extraordinary Excellence in Finishing Course
We’re currently living in uncertain times as people enter self isolation. As wood turners and woodworkers, many of us have a workshop at our property, meaning we can still visit the workshop and make stuff. In this video, I give you my top 19 tips on what you can do in the workshop should you need something else to do, or you face another day of boredom.Continue reading 19 Top Tips For Looking After Your Workshop Whilst in Isolation
Further to the ongoing Government announcements and the continuing spread of the Corona Virus, I have decided to postpone all demonstrations and group teaching events until the end of May including Excellence in Finishing Courses.Continue reading Corona Virus: Demos and Group Teaching until 31st May – POSTPONED
This week, I’m turning a double sided spinning top arena from a piece of beech and various offcuts of other wood species. This is a great project to turn. It’s easy and fun to turn as well as being great fun game for the family to play when it’s all finishedContinue reading Turning a Double Sided Wood Spinning Top Arena Game
Whilst this isn’t my finest work ever, this snowman pepper mill was a lot of fun to turn and will make a funky addition to any table this festive season. Give its hat a twist and the pepper is ground out the er….bottom! Suitable for those with a sense of humour! Read on to download the project guide, complete with screenshots from the accompanying video.
Back in late October or early November, I was approached by Hallmark Jewellery of Titchfield, Hampshire about whether I would be interested in making a base for a very special candelabra they were designing and making for Channel 4 TV show ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Christmas Dinners’. Of course, I jumped at the chance.Continue reading Candelabra Base As Seen on Channel 4 TV