For me woodturning is like treasure hunting, as I turn the wood I uncover the treasure hidden inside. The shape and colours I use should be what a picture frame is to a picture. They should show the wood off to its best effect. I like to use either reclaimed wood or wood that was destined for the fire. My aim, working with nature, is to create beautiful and unique pieces.
Based in Lancashire, I collect most of my wood from community wood recycling projects and from local tree surgeons. I dry and prepare the wood for turning and wait until the wood tells me what type of object and shape it should be. I like to work with the grain, the figure, the bark, the burrs and even any rot in order to bring out the beauty in the wood. I am happy to take commissions.
There is a small sample of my work that is for sale in the shop. If there is something you see in the gallery that you like or you would like to commission something similar please contact me.
With extensive of experience with woodturning I can provide a quality bespoke woodturning service.
Whether you are restoring a period house or building and are wanting to install period style timber pieces, I can copy existing or damaged spindles, newel posts and door knobs.
If you require any bespoke woodturning or further information, please contact us using the email address at the bottom attach any pictures and measurements that you think will be of help, and I will get back to you with a quote, or any further information that I need.
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I like to recycle wood especially if it has some history
This is going to be a segmented bowl with milliput inserts and marbling effect.
This is a four ring bowl with 16 segments in each layer. The segments in each layer are different lengths.
If I have cut the segments accurately each ring of 16 segments should form a perfect circle.
The rings need to be carefully glued together. Each ring has been through a thicknesser and sanded so the joins should be perfect.
The bowl is 5 mm thick, 15 cm deep and 38 cm wide.
I thought the bowl should replicate the slopes of a velodrome and the track markings.
Although the actual bowl is made from the Siberian spruce from the Manchester velodrome. I wanted to have a piece of the actual track surface in the bowl.
The outside of the bowl is decorated with a red, white and blue marbling effect to represent the movement of bikes around the velodrome.
I was able to make three bowls from the wood I got. I think they capture the excitement and history of the velodrome.
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Contact me today to discuss a commission. I have worked on many projects including bowls, vases, lights, light pulls, Christmas decorations, wedding decorations, plates, shields, wall art and cremation urns.
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am-4pm
Maple bouquet vase with glass insert and captured ring.
This is an offset vase that measure 60cm by 36cm. It is made of recycled oak, mahogany, sapele, iroko, idigbo, beech and plywood. It has a glass insert 50cm by 15cm.