I first took to woodturning in 2008 and have since been developing my skills, ideas and portfolio. I'm an active member of Sheffield Woodturning Club where I've been fortunate to see demonstrations from many of the best turners on the circuit.
Turning is a therapeutic change from my desk based day job where I work in IT. In the fullness of time, I hope woodturning will overtake IT as my main occupation but in the meantime I aim to further develop my skills and share what I've learned with other enthusiasts and beginners alike.
So what style of turning do I do....? I'll have a go at anything, I sincerely think this is the only way to develop a broad skill base. I do take commissions so please contact me to discuss any requirements. Have a look at the Gallery pages for some examples of my work. I've added a few Projects showing a bit more of the making process which may also be of interest.
I completed the AWGB demonstrator training course in 2015. Since then I'm pleased to have been invited to present my ideas and original techniques to a number of woodturning clubs . Please have a look at my Diary for past and future demonstrations.
In March 2017 I took the AWGB Approved Tutor assessment which I'm pleased to say I passed. In due course I will set up my own workshop where I can run courses. In the meantime I am more than happy to train you in your own workshop helping you to get the most from the equipment you have. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
All the best
Rick Dobney Woodturning