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I accept commissions of all sorts, from one off prototypes to small batch work, ranging from run of the mill to frankly weird and wonderful! While all of my work is commission based, this page is intended to show some of the wide variety of work that I undertake, that doesn't quite fit into the other listed categories. 

Wooden applesTurned Wooden Apples

Turned from Yew and Spalted Beech but can be made from any type of wood. I can make apples or pears, usually a realistic size but any size is possible. Turned fruit is a great way to show off the figure and varying colours of both domestic and exotic timbers. I finish them with gloss lacquer which really shows the timber at it's best

Sapele beer bottles

Sapele Beer Bottles

Commissioned for an outdoor game of skittles. Sapele has good natural resistance to the elements and is strong, making it ideal for this job.

Viking torches

Viking Torches

These torches were made for the makers of the London 2012 Olympic torches. These are for a group of Viking re-enactors who will walk through the streets with burning torches. These will be fitted with a gas canister, making the flame controllable and safe.

Custom Jewellery Box

Quadrant Jewelery Box

This Oak Jewelery box was commissioned for a magazine article and is an interesting mix of turning and cabinet making. Finished with oil to show off the figure and grain of the Oak

Staircase Spindles turned in Oak
Oak Staircase Spindles
Turned to match existing spindles in a Listed building

Sapele planter components

Sapele Planter Corner Posts

Made by my customer, I was commissioned to turn a sphere on top of each post. These would then be assembled and painted by my customer

Mahogany Candle Sticks with a Hand Cut Double Barley Twist - Click to See a Larger Image
Mahogany Candle Sticks
These genuine Mahogany candle sticks feature a hand cut double "Barley" twist and are finished with oil and wax to give a beautiful sheen

Ebonised Maple Barley Twist Candle Sticks - Click Image for Close up
Ebonised Maple Candle Sticks
Based on the design above, these candle sticks were hand made in Maple and finished with Black Ebonising Lacquer to give this elegant look

These Finials were turned from Sapele to match the existing which they were to replace. Fitted to a traditional Railway Station on the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire, these replacements should last for many years. Left unfinished for the client to finish themselves.

Dimensions are 1200mm (4ft) long and 100mm (4") square

Balls turned in Beech - Click to see close up view
Beech Balls
Hand turned 100mm (4") diameter balls, made in unfinished Beech with a 40mm (1") hole drilled down the centre

Gothic Walking Cane with Silver Skull - Click image to see close up
Gothic Walking Cane with Silver Skull
Hand turned Walking cane in Beech with Black Lacquer finish.
Available only from stockists worldwide.

Business Card Stand
Business Card Holder
This English Oak stand has a rectangular base with 2 simple turned crescents to support the Business Cards

26 Tulipwood Domes for a Shopfitting Company

26 Tulipwood Domes
Made for a shop fitting company these domes were used to display hats in a London shop

90mm Diameter Tulipwood Balls

10 Tulipwood Balls
Hand turned to 90mm diameter for use in a shop display  

Oak Coat Pags
Oak Coat Pegs
Turned in Oak to the customer's own design
70mm tall, 30mm at the widest part

Distressed Serving Platter

Distressed Serving Platter
Designed to serve Tapas or similar dishes, this was one of a set of 6 serving platters. Made in Sapele and distressed using Pyrography and a Blow torch

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