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Welcome to The Turner's Workshop website

Woodturning by Richard Findley
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The Turner's Workshop is a small business operated by Richard Findley from his workshop in Wigston, Leicestershire, specialising in hand turning of everything from one off prototypes to small production runs for the trade or general public.

Customers include:
  • Furniture makers and restorers
  • Carpenters and Joiners
  • Shop fitters
  • Builders
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • General public

The website shows some of the wide range of work that I am able to undertake. All items are made to order, by hand, which means you are guaranteed the finest quality craftsmanship available. I do not use automatic copy lathes, but specialise in small production runs and prototyping from a single item to batches of around 100 on my 1950 Wadkin RS8 lathe.
Oak spindles
Having spent 12 years as a joiner and been involved in the shop fitting trade before becoming a full time woodturner, I am able to offer expert advice on all aspects of woodworking including the use of different timbers, preparation, working properties and care of the finished products.

I am an established woodturning demonstrator and am happy to demonstrate at clubs and shows. Having appeared at some very prestigious events including international seminars in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Take a look at the demonstration page for more information.

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You can now follow me on Instagram for daily updates from The Turner's Workshop. Click on the logo to take a look!

Woodturner's Supplies

I stock a range of high quality consumables for the woodturner, including:
  • Chestnut finishes
  • Indasa Rhynogrip Abrasives
  • Sanding accessories
  • Much more!

You can also pay for goods online using PayPal, or any credit or debit card

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