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About Richard Findley
My name is Richard Findley and I live in Leicestershire with my wife and two sons. I have been involved in woodwork since leaving school in 1996, at 16. I qualified as a joiner achieving NVQ level 3 and, while working in the trade for my father, I discovered Woodturning. I began by turning components for small pieces of furniture and cabinetry that I had made but found that I got more and more involved with the turning side of things. You could say I got hooked!
In 2006 I set up The Turner’s Workshop to pursue my passion for Woodturning, selling a few small turned items through a shop and my website. Gradually I grew the business, gaining several regular customers and in March 2008 I moved into my own workshop in Wigston, Leicestershire. Here I am fully equipped to store, cut and prepare timber for turning.
In 2010, having gradually built my business for the previous 4 years, I finally went full time and was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners, supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners, in October 2010. Click the links to find out more about these organisations.
In November of 2010 I had the first in a series of articles published in "Woodturning Magazine" on the subject of "Tips from a professional workshop." The following year I wrote "Diary of a professional turner" which was very well received by the readers. I continue to write for the magazine on a regular basis and have now had over 75 articles published, as well as appearing on the front cover of the magazine for issue 233 and issue 243.
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