In 2016, I designed a purpose-built workshop. It’s where I spend most of my days; turning, exploring new techniques, and honing my skills. It’s also where I host my woodturning classes. It's bright and comfortably, with areas for design, preparation, turning, colouring, texturing and finishing, as well as an area to sit and chat over a cuppa!
The workshop has a huge range of turning tools to suit every style of turning, from small delicate micro gouges to huge hollowing tools and gouges.
Safety is extremely important, so there is lots of PPE available including: smocks, face-masks, safety glasses, and ear defenders. The workshop is also fitted with dust extraction and air filtration - and all the safety features you would expect in a purpose-built workshop.
I have five lathes:
VB36, capable of turning 2.3m diameter
Jet 4224B, capable of turning 2.6m long & 610mm diameter
Powermatic 3520B, capable of turning 800mm long & 508mm diameter
Stratos FU-230, capable of turning 700mm long & 450mm diameter
Vicmarc VL100, capable of turning 350mm long & 250mm diameter
The workshop also has additional woodworking equipment, such as a bandsaw, table saw, drill press, planer thicknesses and spindle moulder.
I’m not short of equipment!