The Turner's Workshop.co.uk

Woodturning demonstrations by Richard Findley


How it all began...
Richard Findley during a woodturning demo
I have been involved in woodwork and joinery since leaving school in 1996 and I started The Turner's Workshop in 2006 with the aim if selling my woodturning. In 2005, while still an enthusiastic hobbiest, I joined Tudor Rose Woodturners and discovered a wider world of woodturning than the inside 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 after a cancellation, I agreed and the rest, as they say, is history.

I am now a well established name on the demonstration circuit and regularly demonstrate to clubs around the country. I have also demonstrated at several major events worldwide, including at the AWGB seminar, the Irish Woodturner's Guild seminar and at two American Association symposia.

RPT logo In 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 receiving feedback from people that have come in to contact with members at demos.

I usually bring along a selection of items 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 demos I have covered subjects including:

  • Spindle turning
  • Bowl turning
  • Skew chisel work
  • Hand cut barley twists
  • Sharpening
  • Table lamps
  • Box making
  • Pewter casting
I am happy to discuss your club's requirements when booking and work out the best demo to suit your membership. Feel free to ocntact me to discuss via phone or email.

My charges for 2020 will be:

  • Evening demonstrations 170 plus 45p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)
  • Full day demonstrations 280 plus 45p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)


Please note, my diary is now full for 2019 and 2020
I am taking bookings for 2021, book early to avoid dissapointment!

Demonstrations for 2019

Tudor Rose
Thursday 24th January

Burcot Woodturners
Thursday 7th February

Cannock Chase Wodturners
Wednesday 13th February

Merseyside Woodturners
Tuesday 26th February

Staffordshire & South Cheshire Woodturners Association (SSCWA)
Thursday 14th March

Totally Turning Woodturning Symposium 2019 - New York, USA
Saturday & Sunday 30th & 31st March

West Riding Woodturners
Tuesday 7th May

Surrey Association of Woodturners
Friday 10th May

Orchard Woodturners
Saturday 11th May

Derwent Woodturners
Wednesday 15th May

Dukeries Woodturning Society
Wednesday 22nd May

Jorvick Woodturners
Friday 7th June

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 15th June

Martock & District Woodturners
Tuesday 25th June

Little Yeldham Woodturning Club
Saturday 29th June

Bury St Edmunds
Monday 8th July

Erewash Valley Woodturners
Wednesday 14th August

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 20th August

East Herts Woodturners
Sunday 25th August

Gwynedd Woodturners
Saturday 7th September

Middlesex Woodturners
Tuesday 10th September

Chelmer Valley Woodturners
Wednesday 18th September

Woodbury Woodturners
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September

Trafford Woodturners
Tuesday 1st October

Garden of England Woodturners
Saturday 5th October

East Surrey Woodturners
Saturday 19th October

Fenland Woodturners
Wednesday 30th October

West Sussex Woodturners
Sunday 3rd November

Trent Valley Woodturners
Wednesday 13th November

Demonstrations for 2020

Ise & Nene Valley Woodturners
Thursday 20th February

Worcester Woodturners
Monday 2nd March

Northumbria Woodturners
Saturday 14th March

Border Woodturners
Sunday 15th March

Black Country Woodturners
Thursday 19th March

Ely Guild of Woodturners
Wednesday 1st April

Thames Side Woodturners
Sunday 5th April

Cheam Woodturners
Wednesday 15th April

Kent Woodturners
Saturday 18th April

Huddersfield Woodturners
Wednesday 14th May

Axminster Newcastle Store
Saturday 30th May

Glouscester Association of Woodturners (GAW)
Wednesday 10th June

Hampshire Woodturners
Saturday 20th June

West Northants
Wednesday 1st July

West Riding Woodturners
Tuesday 7th July

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 18th August

Galloway Woodturners (Demo & hands-on workshop)
Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd August

Cambridge Woodturners
Thursday 3rd September

Sheffield Woodturners
Thursday 10th September

Axminster Cardiff Store
Saturday 19th September

Stafford Woodturners
Monday 12th October

Suffolk Mid-Coastal Woodturners
Saturday 17th October

Axminster Nuneaton Store
Saturday 31st October

Demonstrations for 2021

West Oxford Woodturning Association
Tuesday 2nd March

Red Rose Woodturners
Monday 15th March

Mid Wales Woodturners
Sunday 18th May

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 12th June





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