The old teacher in me has not left and having some 40+ years of experience in turning and in helping others to learn the skills and joys of this wonderful subject.
If you are a newcomer to making piles of sawdust and shavings, or you have given it a go and would like to know more or just want to develop your skills, rest assured that you will get a warm welcome and a very personal and professional approach to your needs.

I have two fully equipped lathes at my disposal complete with a fully functional workshop for you to use. What maybe unique is that I can also offer training at your premises. I can bring a lathe and a basic set of tools or we can use your equipment; whichever you prefer!

If you are thinking of purchasing turning equipment, need repairs or want to upgrade then I am happy to help in any way I can. I also have at any one time a variety of equipment for sale or hire - this again is probably unique within this fraternity!

Before considering any training sessions please telephone or email to discuss your requirements; full/half days can be tailored specifically for your needs.


We have had 2 fabulous training days with Richard. He is passionate about wood turning and really helps you understand all about the wood, the tools and the machinery. He is a patient teacher who is flexible to each persons needs. We came home on a high with various items that we created and eager to start turning ourselves. We would highly recommend a wood turning day with Richard, your life will never be the same again!

Sian & Gareth - Hemel Hempstead

Contact me on: 01747 863425, 07950 797273 or email through:

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