This piece is 180mm tall and 74mm at the widest part. Made from Purpleheart, Maple veneers and African Blackwood. It is a staved construction and the lid has an applied decoration in gold (using gilding cream
The body of the box is made from Zebrano with Maple and dyed veneer.
Both the inside and outside top and bottom have been textured and a gilding cream applied.
The lid is made from alternative Ivory (polyester resin) and is fitted using a hand chased thread.
A segmented construction made from Zebrano with Maple and dyed veneer highlights.The lid and the base are made from African Blackwood that has been textured and gilded.
This shows the detail on the top of the lid,the underneath of the lid and both inside and out of the base have been treated in the same way.
During the pandemic I have kept myself busy by setting up the equipment that will allow me to livestream from the workshop. This means that I am now able to conduct live demonstrations to audiences all over the world from the familiar surroundings of my workshop, so no more long dark nights on the road getting home in the small hours after demonstrating at a club or event hundreds of miles away from home. Instead I can cast off the worries that I may have forgotten to pack that all important chisel or piece of wood because I know that in my workshop I have everything I need to make a successful demonstration. And it is a double edged sword too, because my audiences can now watch me from the comfort of their own arm chair at home.
So if you would like to organise a live stream demonstration from my workshop please get in touch or leave a message.
During the Covid-19 lockdown I am still taking orders for work. If you need me to come and measure up I can but obviously we need to do this whilst taking sensible social distancing measures. I can take payments via credit cards or through Bac’s transfer.
Depending on the work you require it may take me a little bit longer to source materials. On completion of your job I can arrange to deliver the finished item/s to you again observing social distancing. If there is something special that you require just let me know, I am happy to discuss your requirements on the phone, by email or one of the video conferencing app
As with all grinding and turning operations eye protection should always be used. You should also clear away any cloths or papers or wire wool to prevent the risk of fires.
I am a qualified adult educator and I now run woodturning courses in my workshop. The tuition encompasses all aspects of turning from beginners to the more experienced turner who wishes to learn different techniques. I also teach thread chasing which is the art of cutting a thread in wood whilst the wood is rotating, not to be confused with just tapping a thread. I also work with pewter and bone and courses can be tailored to suit your needs. Book for a full day (with lunch included) a half day or just an hour or two. Bring your own tools and I will show you how to sharpen them. I am happy for you to contact me and discuss your woodturning needs.