Sunday 17 December 2017

Annetts'Cake stand

Annette has been to me before for Tuition got back in touch and said she wanted to make a Cake stand for her Christmas cake and this is the result.
Very nice I think she is going to send me a pic with the cake on it.
Annette is coming back for a couple of days in March I will look forward to that she is great company.

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Thats it for 2017

That is the end of my teaching for 2017 .
It has been a very good year plenty of very interesting Students who all seem to have gone away happy
Ian was my Student today and now I have a break until the 4Th Jan next year.
Ian was great company today and a very quick learner .
He turned a very nice Beech Bowl and still had time to practise a bit of spindle turning.

Monday 11 December 2017

Mike and his Walnut Bowl

Today my student was Mike who was here as a present from his Wife Buffy for his Birthday.
When Buffy got in touch she asked if Mike could make his Bowl from walnut as they wanted it for a special family occasion.
As you can see from the pic below Mike turned a very nice Bowl from a Walnut blank.
Very well done Mike we enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you some time in the near future.

Saturday 9 December 2017

I am on a Roll

I am on a roll the Gods of woodturning are shining down on me I have just had another easy day another Student that took to it like a Duck to water.
Well done Ruaridh you were a pleasure to teach and great company.

Friday 8 December 2017

Shane is a natural

I know I have said this many times and I will probably say it many more times .Anybody can learn Woodturning ,some take to it strait away and some have to really work at it.You don't have to be strong ,it has nothing to do with strength you don't have to be particularly clever or be able to read and write but with application it is learnable.
If you want to make a very good Woodturner you have to apply yourself to the task and stick at it.In my opinion Tuition is the short cut to being a good Turner I know that has a cost but it is well worth it.Some good turners are self taught but most of them will admit that they would have improved a lot quicker if they had Tuition when they started out.
Would be woodturners come to me for Tuition and they vary greatly in their ability but the thing they all have in common is they enjoy Woodturning. Occasionally I get a Student that is that little bit special andhas a natural ability and my Student Shane today is one of these very lucky gifted people,in my opinion.Shane was very easy to teach and that is always a good sign.I only had to show him something once and not only was he very quickly able to do it he understood why he was doing it and it made sense to him.
Thanks for an easy day Shane Susan and I enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you again.
Stick at it Mate you have the makings of a good Woodturner.

Shane and thevery nice Beech bowl he turned today.

Wednesday 6 December 2017


Turned some Snowmen this morning they are turned and sanded for kids to paint.
They are approx 4" to 6" high