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Above: A roman numbered clock made from Laburnum.(pictured right)

Welcome to my world of woodturning. After discovering this intriguing craft during 2002 on my 60th birthday, I went on to attend numerous demonstrations in Seamus Cassidy’s Studio, beside Newgrange, Co. Meath, where he hosts the North East Chapter of the Irish Woodturners Guild.  It took another full year before I had the privilege of having my first hands on instruction session with George Wills, master-craftsman from Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, and member of the South East Chapter. 
 
The woodturning bug had taken root, and before long I had moved the cats to one end of the garden shed while the process of setting up a very basic and miniature workshop got under way at the other end of the shed. It was another five years before I upgraded from the shed to a new comfortable ‘studio’ which has been fitted out to cater for the basic needs of the amateur woodturner.
 
My new-found woodturning hobby has opened doors to uncovering a host of hidden talents in innovative skills, inventions, and creative designs that I am now only discovering. Most of my work is produced from recycled timber, and although still on a steep learning curve, I endeavour to uphold the ethics of the woodturning craft by striving to achieve continuous improvement.
 
 I hope you enjoy viewing this sample of my work, and thank you for visiting this site.    
 
 
 

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Right: A wooden goblet/chalice suitable for ornamental or functional use.

Turned from a single piece of Eucalyptus and polished to bring up the grain.

 eucalyptus

 

 

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Textured three legged oak bowl Goblet and spalted Beech decorative tripod

 

 Variety of turned objects on display

open day 4 09

 

Farmer Hubble turned from Ash, Rubberwood, Mahogany, Ebony & Burr Elm

turned wooden figure farmer hubble

 

 

Angel Houses

open day 3 09

 

 Pens - turned from various timbers

pens

 
 

Contact me MrBob@Live.ie