WoodTurning by design

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Welcome to my website

This is not going to be a well maintained site, I would rather be out in the workshop making sawdust and shavings, which is one of my principle hobbies.

Sometimes when enough sawdust and shavings have been made there are bits that are left in the middle, apparently these left over bits can sometimes be sold which will provide money for wood and tools to make more sawdust and shavings.

A bit about me. I am told people want to know stuff about people, no I don’t really understand why either, but they say you do, so this is half my paragraph used up. I am old enough to know better, and young enough to still get into trouble. I ride motorcycles, and get drunk in fields, and I was semi strong armed into early retirement by repeated illness, which was fortunate, as I had mostly worked long hours, or away from home. So I never before had the chance to indulge my hobby of wood waste manufacture.

So I built myself a workshop, bought some sharp things and some powered things and went on a training course for a year and a bit largely thanks to the generosity of Max Carey who donated a workshop and put together a trust to teach and promote woodturning, Max Carey Woodturning Trust The trust is in Portishead, anyone in Bristol or somewhere close that has an interest should make a point of contacting them.


If you want something made out of wood, I am capable, but only have a small workshop so large cabinet maker style work I have to turn down. I will turn up at the occasional market or other place I can set up a stall, and sell some of the scrap leftovers from the sawdust and shavings manufacturing process. Some pictures of that are on the gallery page over there on the left. Or contact me on the Email link below and let me know what you want and I will make it for you.

If you are in the BS4 - 14 ish area and have a few bits of tree you want rid of then I have been known to turn up with a chainsaw and make it fit the back of my car. But I am not a tree surgeon and have no facilities for shredding etc. so can’t fell trees for you, but if I take something away I will return some of it in a different state.

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