Woodturner based in Ireland originally from UK. I have been wood turning on and off for 20 years.
I am retired so woodturning is my hobby although I spend most days in my workshop hence it is virtually a full time hobby. I make everything from toys to segmented vases, to rings on stainless steel inserts, Some of my previous work has included a working spinning wheel, a folding table and a dolls house.
I spent my career working for IBM initially on typewriters and ending on computer mainframes, but woodwork I have done ever since leaving school. My other hobby is model railway which brings in the skill of minaiture modelling techniques.
The table I made in Oak. The top was made from two pieces of oak dowel jointed and then turned on a pivoting head lathe to true up and add the outside beading, I made this some 15 years ago it still stands. The spinning wheel was a real challenge its all in oak the wheel is four sections joined then trued on my lathe
The dolls house I made very time consuming but enjoyable to make. It took many hours to make. I did think I could get into making them to sell but for the amount of hours versus the price I would receive it was’nt viable. Its made in 3/8 inch plywood, windows and doors all handmade, wallpaper downloaded from internet and printed.
Pooh bear with wood honey pot, Pooh is crocheted all in one piece ie its crocheted from the feet up to the head no seems. Honey pot is ash wood with teak honey stick. More info available at Maryswoolly wonders on Facebook.