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Clubs and associations

Local woodturning club I have been a member of for 10 years.
Meets the first Monday in each month at 6.30.

Grand Middlesbrough based club with photos and comments about my demo.
Meets every Wednesday.

Smashing club and group of turners. I demonstrated in June 2008 see club write up and loads of photos by Phil Flannery.
Meets second Thursday in the month.

Association of woodturners of Great Britain of which I am a member.
Hold a seminar every two years at Loughborough University every 2 years - An excellent three days.

Guild of Irish woodturners hold a seminar every year in October, another brilliant annual event.

Register of Professional Turners - www.rpturners.co.uk
Register composed of turners who offer a professional service to the public and whose work has been approved by competent assessors as being of good quality.

Get Woodworking is the website of Good Woodworking Magazine and The Woodworker.


I am one of the founders and chairman of club along with my good friend Eddie Scrivens in 2004
Its took a while to get a web site for the club until Tim Pettigrew designed and developed the web site. Huge thanks to Tim for all of his help with the club since becoming a member. Meets third Monday in the month at Bearpark 6.30 Sat Nav DH7 7AG.


Organisers of the new Scottish Wood turning show Edinborough.


Tool Suppliers


Tried these safety specs for the first time at Harrogate last year Brilliant they do not mist up . I wear glasses and work predominantly with wet wood the over glasses are superb.

Hans Schulte German woodworking and woodturning store.

Manufacturer of Wivamac lathes.

Excellent suppliers of a huge range of woodturning tools and accessories had the pleasure of using the WivaMac 1200 lathe at the Autumn 2009 show.

what a machine handled 500mm x 250 mm piece of beech with ease as I turned it into a Stetson Thanks to all the team at toolpost for a great weekend and Kath for the excellent hospitality

Woodturning tool manufacturers

All the company’s below are excellent manufacturers of woodturning tools anyone coming for training can try tools by the different manufacturers:






Paul Howard Maker of excellent sphere cutting jigs & tools.

Simon Hope Maker of superb handles & tools.

John Wood of Woodart products fantastic range lights, pyrography and engraving tools .

Woodturning suppliers


Good mates

An Excellent turner, demonstrator and friend Jimmy has helped and advised me on many occasions. Thanks Jimmy.

Folk duo comprising of Andy (vocals, guitar, and 10 string Bouzouki) and Graeme (a fantastic mandolin player) - both exceptional songwriters and musicians.
Regulars at the Daleside Arms on a Tuesday evening for Croxdale Folk Club.
Graeme is also my website manager, so if any other turners want a web site I can recommend him. Thanks Graeme.

Very good friend specialising in top class bespoke Kitchens and wardrobes. Maurice and I have been friends since 14 years old and both carved careers in woodworking and woodturning.

Les Thorne - Excellent production turner, hollow form and platter specialist. Great Motivator Les has just produced a superb DVD covering the basics plus a platter and a Gold waxed standard lamp.

Nick Agar - Excellent turner and wood artist inspirational work I spent 3 days with Nick in summer 2009 a brilliant learning experience Anyone wishing to do colour, embellishment and their imagination should spend some time with Nick Nick has helped me take my hats and head armour to a new dimension

Local Accommodation

Very good local bed and breakfast.

Lovely new bed and breakfast with evening meal available 1/2 mile away.

Situated at Frosterley 9 miles away great venue for visiting the beautiful dales heading up to the lake district.

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