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Woodturning demonstrations by Richard Findley

How it all began

I started The Turner's Workshop in 2006 with the aim of selling my woodturning work, which can be viewed throughout this website.

Richard Findley DemonstratingI have been involved in Woodturning, general Woodwork and Joinery for a number of years but in 2005 I joined the Tudor Rose Woodturners and discovered a wider world of woodturning than that of my workshop.

I was asked by the club secretary if I would be willing to do a demonstration on a club night at short notice, as they'd had a cancellation; I agreed and the rest is, as they say, history.

I am now a well established name on the demonstration circuit and demonstrate to woodturning clubs around the country. I have also demonstrated at several major woodturning events worldwide, including the AWGB Seminar, the Irish Woodturner's Guild Seminar in Sligo and the American Association of Woodturners Symposium in both Phoenix and Atlanta.

RPT LogoIn 2010 I was accepted on to the Register of Professional Turners, an organisation that aims to promote Woodturning and maintain the standards of it's members by initially assessing potential members and by receiving feedback from people that have come into contact with members via feedback forms sent to the Secretary of the Register.

I usually bring along a selection of items as shown on the Woodturning Supplies page for sale and I am happy to bring along specific items by request.

I feel it is worth noting that I am fully insured when demonstrating

During my Woodturning Demonstrations I have covered subjects including:

  • Fruit
  • Basic bowls
  • Bowls with decoration such as texture/colour/inlays
  • Spindle turning
  • Skew chisel work
  • Finishing
  • Hand cut barley twists
  • Walking sticks (long thin turning)
  • Fun & Games - spinning top and puzzle bowl
  • Using a router on a lathe
  • Turning and finishing for furniture restoration
  • Table lamp

Although I try to cover all aspects relating to the piece I am demonstrating, demo's can be altered to suit the audience, so if your club has a large amount of beginners then the focus can be more on the basics, but if your club has a more experienced membership, I can try to include more advanced techniques. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements. 

My prices for 2018 demo's will be:
  • Evening Demonstration 145 + 45p per mile (starting in Leicester)
  • All Day Demonstration 260 + 45p per mile (starting in Leicester)

Please note: My diary for 2017 is now full, but I am taking bookings for 2018!

Book early to avoid dissapointment!

Demonstrations for 2017

Tudor Rose Woodturners
Thursday 26th January

Axminster - Nuneaton Store
Saturday 4th March

Wellingborough Woodturners
Monday 6th March

Bury St Edmonds Woodturners
Monday 13th March

Test Valley Woodturners
Saturday 18th March

Burcot Woodturners
Thursday 6th April

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 15th April

Gwynedd Woodturners
Saturday 6th May

Birstall Woodturners
Wednesday 10th May

Cheam Woodturners
Wednesday 17th May

North Lincolnshire Woodturners Association
Sunday 21st May

Ulster Chapter IWG
Saturday 10th June

North London Woodturners
Thursday 15th June

Lincolshire Association of Woodturners
Tuesday 20th June

West Riding Woodturners
Tuesday 4th July

Cannock Chase Woodturners
Wednesday 12th July

West Northants Woodturners
Wednesday 2nd August

Oxon Woodturners
Thursday 10th August

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 15th August

Derwent Woodturners
Wednesday 6th September

Stuart Mortimer's Woodturning Club
Monday 11th September

Village Turners, Peterborough
Saturday 16th September

Berkshire Woodturners
Wednesday 20th September

Jorvick Woodturners
Frday 6th October

Dukeries Woodturning Group
Wednesday 1st November

Demonstrations for 2018

Northumberland Woodturners
Saturday 10th March

Avon & Bristol Woodturners
Thursday 15th March

Huddersfield Woodturners
Thursday 12th April

Wolds Woodturners
Tuesday 24th April

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 9th June

Trent Valley Woodturners
Wednesday 13th June

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 21st August

Axminster - Sittingbourne Store
Saturday 15th September

Norwich Woodturners
Saturday 29th September

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