Woodturning by Richard Findley

Richard Findley at work on his latheThe 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 general public.

Customers include:

  • Furniture makers & restorers
  • Carpenters & joiners
  • Shopfitters
  • Builders
  • Architects
  • General public

This website shows a small snapshot of the wide 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 in small production runs and prototyping from a single item to 100 or more on my Wadkin RS8 lathe.

Oak Spindles


Having spent 12 years as a joiner and been involved in the shopfitting 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 finished products.


I am an established 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 the USA. Take a look at the demonstration page for more information.

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

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

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Member of the Register of Professional Turners