Woodturning Projects For Beginners

slimline stylus pen kit

As a beginner deciding which woodturning project to try first is sometimes confusing. I decided to keep it simple and try to perfect my pen turning first before going on to a larger project. In the image below I will try to turn this Yew Wood Pen Blank into a finished pen. … [Read more...]

Woodturning A Bowl By A Beginner


Having decided to try something bigger than turning a wooden pen the next project for me was to try and turn a wooden bowl from a blank. Now a blank is a piece of wood  prepared for wood turning on a lathe. In this case mine was a circular piece of wood kindly donated by my … [Read more...]

Woodturning A Pen


Woodturning A Pen was the second project I undertook after completing my woodturning shed. I had made one previous pen at Mikes workshop where he patiently instructed me in the delicate art of turning a pen on his lathe. He has an Axminster lathe but his model does not have a … [Read more...]

Woodturning By A Beginner

Spinning top

Having just built my woodturning shed and published the pictures here it has been suggested that I publish the pictures of my first woodturning projects. This I do with some trepidation as I expect those of you who know what you are doing will fall about laughing! Armed with … [Read more...]

Wood Turning Shed Or Man Cave?

The finished article

Wood Turning Shed Or Man Cave? That was the question I faced earlier in the year. I had decided to take up the hobby of wood turning following several visits to my brother Mike Freeman at his workshop in Brixham. He has a website called Wooden Toys For Grandchildren which is well … [Read more...]