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Woodturning in Bere Regis

I started woodturning over 40 years ago with a little Black & Decker lathe modified with an electric motor, it was designed originally to be powered by an electric drill. I happened to mention one day to a work colleague about how I would like to have a go at woodturning when he said he had this little lathe and some Box wood I could have for £15.00, I agreed and had the lathe the next day and never stopped messing with it. I decided now that I had enough interest to buy a larger lathe and since then have bought another one that I still use to this day. I started woodturning over 40 years ago with a little Black & Decker lathe modified  with an electric motor, it was designed originally to be powered by an electric drill. I happened to mention one day to a work colleague about how I would like to have a go at woodturning when he said he had this little lathe and some Box wood I could have for £15.00, I agreed and had the lathe the next day and never stopped messing with it. I decided now that I had enough interest to buy a larger lathe and since then have bought another one that I still use to this day. Wooden Box from Laburnum. My  main  interest  is  makings  things  from  exotic kiln  dried  timber.  I  buy  all  my  wood  and  tools  from Yandles  of  Martock  in  Somerset.  I  don't  now  turn anything  above  12  inches  in  diameter  as  I  haven't the  room  I  used  to  have  since  moving  house  to Bere  Regis.  Small  items  are  my  favourite  such  as pens  and  lidded  pots  as  they  are  always  more  of a  challenge.  I  usually  produce  small  items  within a  couple  of  days,  ideal  for  that  last  minute  gift.  I will  get  back  to  you  as  soon  as  I  can,  apart  from holidays  etc  will  be  the  same  day.  After  roughly sanding   I   then   apply   a   sanding   sealer   to   the complete  item.  The  sealer  soon  dries  and  then  I keep  sanding  using  finer  grades  of  sandpaper until I get the required nice smooth finish. The  purpose  of  using  sanding  sealer  is  mainly  to seal  the  end  grain  eliminating  tear  out,  the  sealer as   it   dries   welds   the   wood   fibres   together preventing  tear  out.  I  then  apply  a  friction  polish using  0000  grade  wire  wool  so  as  not  to  leave  a shiny  plastic  looking  finish.  A  nice  smooth  lustre without the gloss is what I like to achieve. An  online  shop  will  soon  be  available  enabling you  to  purchase  my  woodturning.  Most  of  my woodturning  uses  exotic  timbers  so  looking  far superior  to  the  normal  things  you  see  at  craft places.
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Woodturning in

Bere Regis

I started woodturning over 40 years ago with a little Black & Decker lathe modified with an electric motor, it was designed originally to be powered by an electric drill. I happened to mention one day to a work colleague about how I would like to have a go at woodturning when he said he had this little lathe and some Box wood I could have for £15.00, I agreed and had the lathe the next day and never stopped messing with it. I decided now that I had enough interest to buy a larger lathe and since then have bought another one that I still use to this day. I started woodturning over 40 years ago with a little Black & Decker lathe modified with an electric motor, it was designed originally to be powered by an electric drill. I happened to mention one day to a work colleague about how I would like to have a go at woodturning when he said he had this little lathe and some Box wood I could have for £15.00, I agreed and had the lathe the next day and never stopped messing with it. I decided now that I had enough interest to buy a larger lathe and since then have bought another one that I still use to this day. Wooden Box from Laburnum. My  main  interest  is  makings  things  from  exotic kiln  dried  timber.  I  buy  all  my  wood  and  tools  from Yandles  of  Martock  in  Somerset.  I  don't  now  turn anything  above  12  inches  in  diameter  as  I  haven't the  room  I  used  to  have  since  moving  house  to Bere  Regis.  Small  items  are  my  favourite  such  as pens  and  lidded  pots  as  they  are  always  more  of a  challenge.  I  usually  produce  small  items  within a  couple  of  days,  ideal  for  that  last  minute  gift.  I will  get  back  to  you  as  soon  as  I  can,  apart  from holidays  etc  will  be  the  same  day.  After  roughly sanding   I   then   apply   a   sanding   sealer   to   the complete  item.  The  sealer  soon  dries  and  then  I keep  sanding  using  finer  grades  of  sandpaper until I get the required nice smooth finish. The  purpose  of  using  sanding  sealer  is  mainly  to seal  the  end  grain  eliminating  tear  out,  the  sealer as   it   dries   welds   the   wood   fibres   together preventing  tear  out.  I  then  apply  a  friction  polish using  0000  grade  wire  wool  so  as  not  to  leave  a shiny  plastic  looking  finish.  A  nice  smooth  lustre without the gloss is what I like to achieve. An  online  shop  will  soon  be  available  enabling you  to  purchase  my  woodturning.  Most  of  my woodturning  uses  exotic  timbers  so  looking  far superior  to  the  normal  things  you  see  at  craft places.
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