This site is dedicated to my hobby, Woodwork, which at present means turning in materials such as wood, acrylic, and composite. I make all sorts of items from trinket boxes to pens, (key rings to follow).
I have extended the site to include images and links to guides I have authored on the Instructables web community.
Its a great hobby to have and for me when I'm making something, time just drifts away.
Here's my latest turning, a Potpourri decorative bowl, with a pewter top. The outside shape starts off flat at the top with a slight O-G curve to a fairly large foot to which was added a
decorative pattern, The top has a slight curve up towards the pewter top and the bowl itself is undercut to give it more space inside to put the potpourri. With the foot being so large I had
plenty of space for the tenon to mount on the chuck while turning the inside of the piece. Click on see more to --- See More!
Just completed a two day wood turners course with Mick Hanbury. The course was held at Turners Retreat and was an excellent experience. Well worth any wood turner (beginner, intermediate or long
time turner) taking the plunge. I learnt a lot and now just have to practice the techniques covered.
If you make a shelf, try to make it a themed project - it makes for a much more interesting outcome, like this set of shelves I created for an instructable competition. Catch the full guide at
Here's and idea - instead of turning a standard spinning top make a colouring one by replacing the center with a small felt tip pen. They make great toys and gifts and also create interesting and fun patterns.
Thanks for looking