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Huge Autumn 2017 Changes – Important

I hope you have been enjoying a creative summer in your workshops. The past couple of months have seen a lot of changes to the business...

Certified to Ship Hampshire Sheen Overseas!

Done it! Today I completed the training to be able to ship Hampshire Sheen overseas legally! If you do not live in the UK and wish to order Hampshire Sheen, read this to find out why I need this certification.

Top Tips for Cleaning a Sticky Bed

Our lathe beds come under all sorts of punishment from constant sliding up and down of banjos and tail stocks to sprays, colours and oils. In this post, I share my top tips on keeping your bed smooth with the use of a dry lubricant.

Top Tips on Sanding Bowls Well

Sanding your work is one thing, sanding it well is another. In this post, I’ll share my top bowl sanding tips on getting it right every time to produce an item that is not just gorgeous, but something that could be saleable.

Top Tips for Buying Blanks Online

Buying timber should be an easy thing to do, but it’s not like buying a standard product from a shop because you don’t fully know what you are going to get. In this post, I’ll share with you some tips on getting the best out of buying timber blanks online.

Introducing the Intrinsic Colour Collection

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...

Thumbs Down and What I Think It Really Means

Any content creator on YouTube, be them woodturner’s or not get a few of the dreaded ‘Thumbs Downs’ and pathetically critical comments. This week, I look at the possible reasons why this cowardly anonymous Thumbs Down may occur on our videos.

Product Review – Taylor’s Mirfield ‘Alpha’ Pen Kit

I don’t often do product reviews, but when Dan at Taylor’s Mirfield asked me to review his ‘Alpha’ fountain pen, I just had to say yes. Watch the video for a discount code.

Woodturning on YouTube: The Inspiration and the Influence

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...

The Axminster November Demos

A quick account of the demonstrations I did the other week at the Axminster store in Basingstoke – lots of pictures!