My Workshop

Welcome to My Workshop. Here, you will find lots of pictures and videos of myself working in my workshop.

Latest News

During May and June this year (2017), i have joined with the Open Studios scheme to allow members to come and see me working in my workshop. see my Diary page for more details.

Working on my Lathe

My lathe is a powerful Record CL4 Variable Speed with 1HP (746watts) motor. It is capable of handling pieces of timber from the size of a pencil, all the way up to a large table top!


here is a video of myself working on the lathe, turning a fresh block of timber and do a rough cut to initially turn it round. Turning wood is a lengthy process that requires patience and skill so the video has sections where it have been speeded up, otherwise you could be watching me for ages!


Some pictures of me working at my lathe!

My Tools

I use a collection of chisels, scrapers and gougers to cut the spinning timber to achieve different results.
My chisels are 360mm (14 1/8 inches) long and i have various width ranging from 1.6mm (1/16 inches) wide to 19mm (3/4 inches) wide.
My large scrapers are 584mm (23 inches) long and 38mm (1 1/2 inches) wide.
And my bowl gougers are 584mm (23 inches) long and various widths from 6.3mm (1/4 inches) to 12.5mm (1/2 inches) wide.

Last updated: 24th January 2017