The Turner's Workshop.co.uk

Woodturning by Richard Findley

Richard Findley at work in his workshop
The Turner's Workshop is a small business owned and operated by Richard Findley, from his workshop in Wigston, Leicestershire. Specialising in bespoke hand turning of everything from one-off prototypes to small production runs for the woodworking trade and the general public.

Customers include:

  • Furniture makers & restorers
  • Carpenters & joiners
  • Shop fitters
  • Builders
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • General public

This website shows a small snapshot of the range of work that I am able to undertake. All items are made to order, by hand, which means that the finest quality craftsmanship is guaranteed. I do not use automatic copy lathes and specialise is small production runs and prototyping from a single item to around 100 or more, all on my 1950 Wadkin RS8 lathe.


Hand turned oak spindlesHaving 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 correct use of different timbers, preparation, working properties and care of the finished products.

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

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Woodturner's supplies


I stock a range of high quality consumables for the woodturner, including:

  • Chestnut finishes
  • Treatex hardwax oil
  • Rhynogrip abrasive
  • Sanding accessories
  • Much more!

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

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