Forest of Kent woodturned art.

Forest of Kent woodturned art.

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Professionalism, artistry and craft

About Us

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Experience & Creativity

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.

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Our Process

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.

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Sales

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.

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Bespoke Woodturning Service

 

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.

Sporting Memorabilia

Collecting the Manchester velodrome wood

Collecting the Manchester velodrome wood

Collecting the Manchester velodrome wood

I lime to recycle/reuse wood especially wood with some history.

I like to recycle wood especially if it has some history

Cutting it down to size

Collecting the Manchester velodrome wood

Collecting the Manchester velodrome wood

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This is going to be a segmented bowl with milliput inserts and marbling effect.

Segments being cut and sanded

Collecting the Manchester velodrome wood

Segments being cut and sanded

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This is a four ring bowl  with 16 segments in each layer. The segments in each layer are different lengths.

Gluing up the rings

Putting the bowl togther

Segments being cut and sanded

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If I have cut the segments accurately each ring of 16 segments should form a perfect circle.

Putting the bowl togther

Putting the bowl togther

Putting the bowl togther

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The rings need to be carefully glued together. Each ring has been through a thicknesser and sanded so the joins should be perfect.

Turning the bowl

Putting the bowl togther

Putting the bowl togther

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The bowl is 5 mm thick, 15 cm deep and 38 cm wide.

Sporting memorabilia

Milliput inlay

Blood sweat and tyre rubber

Blood sweat and tyre rubber

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I thought the bowl should replicate the slopes of a velodrome and the track markings.

Blood sweat and tyre rubber

Blood sweat and tyre rubber

Blood sweat and tyre rubber

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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.

Great British success.

Great British success.

Great British success.

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The outside of the bowl is decorated with a red, white and blue marbling effect to represent the movement of bikes around the velodrome.

Great British success.

Great British success.

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Sporting Memorabilia

The finished large bowl

The finished large bowl from the base

The finished bowl from the side

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 I was able to make three bowls from the wood I got. I think they capture the excitement  and history of the velodrome. 

The finished bowl from the side

The finished large bowl from the base

The finished bowl from the side

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The finished large bowl from the base

The finished large bowl from the base

The finished large bowl from the base

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A smaller bowl

Small bowl from the side

The finished large bowl from the base

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Small bowl from the side

Small bowl from the side

Small bowl from the side

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Small bowl from the base

Small bowl from the side

Small bowl from the side

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Events

I do several markets throughout the North  of England. Details of events I am attending will be posted below.

Event Details

  


23-25 May 2020

Saltaire Arts Trail MAKERS FAIR

10.30 -5

Victoria Hall Saltaire

Event Details

23-25 May 2020

Saltaire Arts Trail MAKERS FAIR

Contemporary craft designer-makers working in a wide range of handmade disciplines to exhibit work over the three days of the late May Bank ...

Event Details

10.30 -5

Victoria Hall Saltaire

6TH & 7TH JUNE 2020

Blackburn Festival of Making

11.00 - 17.00

King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Event Details

6TH & 7TH JUNE 2020

Blackburn Festival of Making

  

The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of UK making, from the factory floor to the kitchen table.

Taking place over two fe...

Event Details

11.00 - 17.00

King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Contact Us

Get in Touch

Let's Get Started

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.

Forest of Kent Woodturning

07905332117

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: 9am-4pm

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Beech wood triple loop

£180.00

(£20.00 shipping)

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Beech wood triple loop

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Segmented offset vase with glass insert

£150.00

(£10.00 shipping)

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Ash maple leaf

£50.00

(£10.00 shipping)

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Elm Burr Resin Globe

£100.00

(£10.00 shipping)

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Beech bowl with terracotta inlay

£45.00

(£10.00 shipping)

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Oak and Mahogany offset vase with glass insert.

£175.00

(£20.00 shipping)

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