Articles

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...

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...

Building A Live Streaming Set-Up

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...

Thoughts and Lessons on Live Streaming Demonstrations

I’d not done a huge amount of Live Streaming before the Coronavirus visited our shores and the country went into lock-down, but it had been on...

The Changing World of UK Woodturning – Personal Thoughts and Feelings

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...