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.