Turning a Double Sided Wood Spinning Top Arena Game

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 finished

Candelabra Base As Seen on Channel 4 TV

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.

Accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners

On 26th October, I received notification that I had been accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners here in the UK.

Getting Back to the Lathe Part 2 (or, Making it Happen)

Since I last wrote about getting back to the lathe, little has happened to actually make that happen, so I have taken the big step of...

Thoughts on Getting Back to The Lathe

The last piece I turned ‘for myself’ was on the 11th January! Since then only items turned in lessons have come in contact with the lathe....

March News – All that Glitters is Gold and a Switch to Amazon

Following the crazy, crazy three days of the Harrogate Show in November, time ran out pretty quickly to Christmas, and then it was the new year!...

Five Top Tips For Saving on Shipping Costs

Shipping is a bind for companies as it is a necessary evil to get your order to you. Here is a discussion on shipping and my FIVE top tips on saving money on your shipping costs.

Christmas Wishes and 2018 Preview

2017 has been an incredible year and as business winds down a little, I’d like to take a moment to extend to you a huge thank...

Hampshire Sheen Customers Helping Ancient Woodland in 2018

Nothing can be quite as relaxing or food for the soul as taking a stroll through a stunning woodland on a glorious sunny day, listening to...

The Reasons Why I Mostly Use a Wax Finish

There are a multitude of wood finishes out there in the world, and yet, I still choose to go down the route of a wax . . . and it’s not just because I make a them, either!