Tips and Ideas

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...

(REPLAY) Using the Robert Sorby Pro Edge Sharpening System (Recorded Live)

In most demonstrations, I get asked a lot of questions about how I sharpen my tools on my Robert Sorby Pro Edge sharpening system. First streamed...

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.