Saturday, 16 March 2019

Myself and Ali's ongoing Collaboration

Myself and My Granddaughter Ali have been working together on Art and craft projects  this is more of our ongoing Collaborated together on Woodturning and Fluid Art.I have made the Bowls and Ali has coloured the rims.

 Four more ready to colour

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Myself and Ali Collaboration

Myself and My Granddaughter Ali have been working together on Art and craft projects but this is the first time we have Collaborated together on Woodturning and Fluid Art.I have made the Bowls and Ali has coloured the rims.

Friday, 22 February 2019

New Unit

My Son mark and I have rented a Unit in Highbridge we are going to share the space.i am going to store Woodturning equiptment and wood blanks for sale and Mark will be storing Masonry cleaning equiptment.In front of the unit somebody has dumped a load of rubbish that we are removing 3 skips up to now.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Steve and Matt

Today my Students were Steve and Matt
Steve's Wife treated him to a days Woodturning and Matt's mother treated him.
Two really nice men good company and easy to teach.
Steve turned a very nice Sycamore Bowl with a bit of subtle texturing on the rim and Matt chose to have some texturing and colour on his.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Chris and Cathy

Today my Students were Chris and Cathy from Cardiff.
Chris has had an interest in wood for some time and is about to buy a second hand lathe and equipment from a Relative so Cathy thought it would be nice for him to have some Woodturning Tuition.
I have really enjoyed their company today and I feel sure the will be back some time in the future.
They both took too turning very easily and made a couple of very nice Sycamore Bowls.
Chris chose having a textured and coloured rim and actually did the texturing himself.
Cathy chose making a fruit bowl with a rolled edge.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

This months club Demo

On the last Wed of this month I am doing a demo in our club.The problem for me is that I have done so many Demo's in our club it is difficult to come up with new ideas.I have done a proto type today not perfect but something to work on.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Two Students today Pat and Clive

Today I had two Students Pat and Clive Pat is still working full time and has a basic Lathe and tools. Clive is retired and might take up turning some time in the future.
Pat's day was a treat from his Wife and Family, Clive's was a treat from his daughter.
Both were very good company and easy to teach

Pat turned a very nice Sycamore bowl with a textured and coloured rim.Clive turned a very nice Sycamore bowl with lovely figuring and a concave rim.


Neal is one of my Students from last week.
Neal is greatly into Cycling running and all things keep fit so woodturning is something completly differant.
Neil turned a reall nice Sycamore bowl .

Sunday, 10 February 2019

My Favourite Woodturning

I think my favourite Woodturning is Roughing out Bowls these are a mix of Ash Sycamore and Oak 36 from about 14/15" not a bad mornings work but I have had enough now I used to be able to do this all day .Must be getting old
Still plenty left to do another day.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Richard and Alex

I was very apprehensive about teaching today as I am recovering from a very heavy bout of Man flu but I need not have worried because my Students today Richard and Alex were a delight too teach.
I really was not looking forward to today the workshop is in a disgusting mess because I have not felt well enough to clean it properly after my last Students.I also have a massive pile of Blanks on the floor that I have  not been able to find the time to rough out.
I said my apologies for the state of the workshop but they assured me the did not mind.
Although I felt very weak and a bit tired as I have not been sleeping well I soon got into teaching mode and we had a very nice relaxed day.
Richards Wife Sally treated Richard to a days woodturning as a Christmas gift and their son Alex treated himself.
Alex is only seventeen so it is good to see a young person taking and interest in Craft.

Alex was telling me about a coffee table he made for Collage so I thought it would be nice to include a picture of it here.
It is made from upcycled Cheese Box's. 

Today Richard turned a very nice Sycamore Bowl with a Textured and coloured rim and Alex turned a very nice Beech Bowl with a lot of figuring.
They did very well.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Nick and Phil

My Students today were best mates Nick and Phil .
They were treated to a days Woodturning tuition by their Wifes.
They were great company and we had a realy good day.
Bothe took to Bowl turning and were easy to teach.
As you can see they both turned very nice Beech Bowls.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Reg and Paul

Today my Students were Reg and Paul ,Reg on the left of the picture and Paul on the right.
Reg is my Grandaudhter Ali's partner of  9 years so he is part of the Family and this was his Christmas present from Susan and I.
Paul is a regular and has been coming here for probably a couple of years.
Both were good company and very easy to teach which made it an easy day for me.
Reg turned a nice Oak bowl with a scorched painted and wax coloured  rim
Paul chose a Sycamore bowl with a very nice coloured wide rim

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Oak Ash and Sycamore

Yesterday my Son Mark and I picked up a load of Ash and Sycamore to go with the Oak that I cut up last week.I have got over 80 round Blanks from the Ash and Sycamore from 17" down.
This gives me over 200 Bowl blanks to rough out.
I probably have well over a thousand blanks now with the ones already in store.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Kiln dried Oak

Very busy yesterday cutting up a load of Kiln dried Oak that I bought recently.
This was all from off cuts from a firm who make wood framed buildings.I wont say what I gave for it and make you all jealous.
119 round blanks from 20" down
26 Spindle blanks

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Mike and Caroline

My first Students of the new year Mike and Caroline .
Today was Mike's Birthday present from Caroline his Birthday was in November so I expect it is a Birthday and Christmas present.
Caroline decides to come along and keep Mike company and I am pleased she did like Mike she was great company.
They were a real delight and easy to teach which made the first of the new year easy for me.
Mike turned a very nice Sycamore Bowl with a curved rim and Caroline turned a very nice Sycamore Bowl with a textured and coloured rim.

Thank you bothe for making life easy for me today