Originally from Birmingham with an engineering background I have lived in Hereford since 1999 and have been turning since 2007. I am an AWGB Approved Tutor and run training sessions at the club. I have covered most aspects of turning and particularly enjoy the various finishes that can be achieved.
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I have been turning and a club member since 2009. I am self-taught and can be seen regularly at craft fairs.
Having originally trained as a Scientist and subsequently worked in programme management I have moved to more artisan activities since relocating to Llandrindod Wells in 2016
Wood working is a relatively new skill taken up in 2020
I enjoy working with native wood and especially enjoy green woodturning. Attending the club has been great for many reasons including the great inspiration from everyone.
My membership started in 2022 and I am really enjoying the benefits of being in the HWT. I am also new to turning, starting to dabble from 2021 after retiring from a career in Chemical Engineering and wanting to extend my long-term interest in working with wood. I am still on a steep learning curve and the club has helped to accelerate my learning. Working with FOG wood is my main interest. I am joining the committee to help keep the club thriving and growing.
originally from Lincolnshire my first encounter with woodtuning was as a young boy watching a next door neighbour making lace bobbins for his wife. I acquired an old lathe from a college friend but never did much with it. On taking early retirement from local government I moved to Cambridgeshire and joined the Ely Guild of Woodturners. Tuition was difficult to find so I am very grateful for the excellent training sessions that Brian Ford has run. I just need to devote more time to practice!
First learnt to turn wood at Ross Grammar School in the 60s. Then meet HWT Club at the Herefordshire County Show in my 60s.
So after a gap of some 50 years I am now turning again. I enjoy watching demos at Headway and on the net, then going out to my workshop and trying to do them on my old SIP lathe. also love studying the work of our club grand masters.
I joined the Committee to promote the clubs profile and recruit new members. With our new committee I believe the club has a great future.
I am a retired maintenance engineer. I have always enjoyed playing with wood, especially carving and turning. I have been a club member for 10 years.