Professionally designed, hand crafted woodturning


About Me

After being employed as a Designer in the electronics industry, I eagerly took an opportunity to retire early to turn my spare time 'escape' into a full time activity.

The skills developed over many years designing in industry I now employ in my studio workshop, and challenges presented by my customers are never in short supply.

Fibre arts tools for lacemakers, embroiderers and braiders occupy more than half of my woodshop time. Most of these are of my own design, or an adaptation of traditional designs.

The design and production of custom turnings for individuals and businesses keeps everything interesting.

FAQ's - any other questions? just Emailme

Q: What do you keep in stock?
A:  For Lacemakers; bobbins, tools, pin boxes, bobbin carousels, bobbin holders, pin gauges and accessories.
      For embroiderers; laying tools, courrone sticks, stumpwork tools, broches and koma.
      For braiders Marudai tables and Tama.

Q: What is your normal wait time for items not in stock?
A: For products made on a continuing basis, normal delivery time is between one and three weeks.
     For custom designs or specials, delivery time can be up to 12 weeks.

Q: I have a table / chair / other furniure with a broken spindle. Can you make a replacement?
A: Yes, but require the full broken spindle, a good spindle to copy or the furniture to be repaired.
      I often turn such components for furniture restorers.
Q: I have an antique spinning wheel, can you make replacement turned parts?
A: Yes, but I may recommend only a cosmetic repair for a wheel that cannot be made fully functional.

Q: I need to replace railing spindles, can you make these?
A: Yes, can copy from a sample, as long as the maximum length is less than 970mm (38").

Q: Do you make bowls?
A: Yes, but not many, only if you wish to have one made from a 'favourite' tree that has been felled.
       Note: it may take some months to complete as the wood must be completely dry before finishing.

Custom Turning

 Size limits:

  Maximum length:               970mm (38")
  Maximum diameter:          300mm (12")
  Maximum blank weight:    10kg (25lb)

  Product Design:
  Available for any woodturning project.

  Copying furniture / railing spindles for repair or replacement:
  Only need to provide a complete piece to replicate.
  Accurate, dimensioned drawings are also acceptable.

  For further information or a quote on your requirements     Email Me