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.

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 pieces you see at

craft places.

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.

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 pieces you see at craft places.