I enjoy both the artistic and production sides of woodturning. My works include natural edge, and colour and embellishment (airbrush, pryography, dremel and carving). I turn ambidextrously, so I am able to help with left-handed turners.

My goals as a demonstrator are to share knowledge and encourage inspiration amongst woodworkers and get them to try and push the boundaries. I am willing to demonstrate almost anything given appropriate preparation time, and I am willing to travel anywhere in NZ as long as there is a reasonable travel allowance. For longer distances, arrangement of more than one demonstration would be appreciated. Please contact me to discuss options.

Topics & Projects may include:

Lathe tools & safety

Tool sharpening

Tool skills

Selection & preparation of timber

Form and design

Colour and embellishment - Carving, Dremel,

       pyrography, pewter inlays

Artistic and production woodturning

Left-hand turning

Wooden cowboy hats

Natural edge vessels

Thin turning

Off-center work

Other projects by arrangement.

For more information, or to book a visit to your club, please email:

Demonstrations to Date:

* Lake Taupo Woodturners Guild

* Manawatu Woodworkers Guild

* NAW AGM 2019, Christchurch Guild ofWoodworkers

* NAW AGM 2018, Guild of Woodworkers Wellington

* Lower North Island Dremel Demonstrator

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