Woodturning – Please click on an image for more details
Woodturning, or just turning, on a lathe is a very old form of wood working, with an interesting history. Originally a technique to make rustic domestic ware like cups and plates and also axles, woodturning has evolved into an art form in its own right. Nearly all native wood can be turned, and turning wood is a great way to show the character, grain and colour of the timber which surrounds us.
You might have a favourite tree in your garden which has blown down, or has to be felled by the tree surgeon. This is a very eco-friendly source of wood. I can make something on my lathe for you to remember your tree by. Perhaps a fruit bowl or a decorative platter. The choice is yours.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your ideas.
Some wood can be turned “green” or unseasoned. The sycamore bowls in the picture above were turned from green wood. They show some signs of warping or changing shape. This can happen with unseasoned wood, but it is not always a bad thing. The change in shape can be used to good effect.