Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person!

Vouchers for woodturning sessions
including all materials and tuition.

No previous experience necessary - all tools and materials provided - take home whatever you make.

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the tools

Most turners, be they master or hobbyist, have collected a motley crew of tools to variously cut, scrape, shave and coax timber into the shapes they've imagined. The plethora of different tool profiles, steel types, handle designs and gouge flute shapes can lead to a complete creative lock-up. I've suffered from this to a degree, when a new "must-have" tool becomes available and suddenly, I cannot continue with a project until I have the tool that will magically transform my work into headline-grabbing art. The reality is that most work can be achieved with around a dozen well-chosen tools. The 'well-chosen' part is where the problems begin: how do you know what's well-chosen and what's just heart ruling wallet?

Martin Dudley woodturning

My modest collection of tools consists of around 20 various gouges, chisels, ring-tool and a couple of heavyweight scrapers. I've another 10 or so that I've made from tool steel offcuts collected from my years as an engineer. Of course, I make my own handles if the supplied one is not to my liking.