The following are links to the web sites of some woodturning-related suppliers and service providers.
This is the website of one of our club members, Dennis Wake. Dennis is a AWGB qualified tutor and demonstrator who is rapidly gaining a reputation for his excellent work, some of which you can see on his gallery page.
Dennis has just started up a woodturning business in Hartlepool. He has set up a well fitted out workshop unit in Hartlepool and is offering woodturning instruction courses and is building up a stock of consumables for sale.
In October 2021 Dennis qualified as an RPT (Registered Professional Turner) and resigned from his full day job to become a full time turner and instructor. Our club extends our congratulations and best wishes.
Craft Studio Woodturning
David Muckle RPT is a long standing member of our club - a committee member and regular demonstrator both at our club and at clubs throughout the North East. He is the club's 'fount of knowledge' as an instructor and demonstrator. He also runs teaching sessions from his home in Darlington
Andrew Hall R.P.T. Woodturner: Weardale, Co. Durham.
Andrew Hall is an excellent professional turner renowned for his stetsons and hats. He is a regular visitor to our club. Andrew is probably the nearest turner to our club (after our own David Muckle) offering one to one woodturning courses.
Snainton Woodworking Supplies: Scarborough, North Yorks.
A well established supplier of all woodturning tools and accessories boast a superb woodstore of mainly traditional English timbers.
Steve is a very busy member of Snainton Woodturning Club. He is their newsletter editor and amongst his many talents is his speciality in producing trophies to order for many organisations, schools etc. His website is well worth a visit if only to make you envious of his skill.
Axminster Tool and Machinery
Axminster is one of the best known suppliers of tools and accessories for woodturning. They have a (usually) excellent on line ordering service with usually next day delivery. They have recently opened another outlet at North Shields, on the trading estate just north of the Tyne tunnel. This is now our club's 'local' supplier.
Turner's Retreat: Harworth, Notts.
Another excellent store, supplying everything for the woodturner, and specialising in pen kits and accessories.
Woodturning On Line
A very comprehensive website with photo and text instructions on EVERYTHING you could wish to make.
"Woodturning Online" offers wood turning projects, woodturning plans, articles, and information on wood turning, bowl turning, pen turning, the wood lathe, segmented turning, lathe tools, and more for the woodturner. If you are looking for ideas this is the site for you.
Click on the logo to access their website.
'More Woodturning' Magazine'
This is a monthly on line woodturning magazine published in USA. It covers a wealth of information, projects and articles and for a very reasonable annual subscription of only $25 (approximately £18) it can be viewed and read on line or printed off for a more convenient and permanent copy.
Click on the logo to access this website, read a free sample copy and see a preview of the current magazine's contents.
Here is another on line woodturning suppier which may be of interest to our members and website readers.
Below is a very useful website which has been passed to me by the leader of a Girl Scout troop. They have been using our website as a source of information to help them obtain their "Woodworker" Do It yourself badge. We were unaware of this and we are delighted that our website has proved to be useful.
We are also very pleased that they have thought to pass on this website which I'm sure many of our members (and other club members) will find very useful, particularly the page of photograghs identifying many species of timber.
As a thank you for this gesture I invited their troop leader to bring the girls along to our club one evening to see what we do......and then I discovered that they are in Califdornia USA. I didn't realise we were that famous !!!
Teesside Woodturners' Association wishes the girls all the best and trust that they were all successful in earning their Woodworking badges.
Alan's Factory Outlet.
This link gives a very interesting and informative insight into the numerous types of timber available and a huge amount of information on general woodworking and building with timber.
Middlesbrough Tool Centre
This is our local tool and machine supplier and Charnwood distributor amongst many more well kmown brands and also offering a supply of woodturning blanks. You can be assured of good fiendly service and advice.
This site from the States has some very useful and informative pages for beginner woodturners .
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