Richard Findley demonstratingWoodturning demonstrations by Richard Findley

How it all began…

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 hobbyist, 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 several American symposia.

I now also offer interactive remote demos, which offer the chance to watch a live demo from the comfort of your own home.

Register of Professional Turners logo

In 2010 I was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners, an organisation that aims to promote woodturning and maintain the standards of its members by receiving feedback from people that have come into 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 contact me to discuss this via phone or email.

My charges for 2023 will be:

  • Evening demonstrations £185 plus 47p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)

  • Full-day demonstrations £295 plus 47p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)

Please note, my diary is now full for 2023
I am taking provisional bookings for 2024 & 2025, book early to avoid disappointment!

Demonstrations for 2023

Tudor Rose Woodturners
Thursday 26th January

Ise & Nene Valley Woodturners
Thursday 16th February

Cannock Chase Woodturners
Wednesday 8th March

Herts & Beds Woodturners
Tuesday 14th March

Dukeries Woodturners
Wednesday 26th April

Heart of England Woodturners
Friday 12th May

Axminster Store – Cardiff
Saturday 20th May

Herefordshire Woodturners
Thursday 25th May

Erewash Valley Woodturners
Wednesday 14th June

East Yorkshire
Tuesday 20th June

Anglesey & Gwynedd Woodturners
Saturday 1st July

Norwich Woodturners
Friday 1st September

Waveney & District Woodturners
Saturday 2nd September

Ely Guild of Woodturners
Wednesday 6th September

Staffordshire & South Cheshire Woodturners
Monday 11th September

Lincolnshire Association of Woodturners
Tuesday 19th September

Avon & Bristol Woodturners
Thursday 21st September

Burcot Woodturners
Thursday 2nd November

Demonstrations for 2024

Kennett Valley Woodturners (IRD)
Tuesday 9th January

Tudor Rose Woodturners
Thursday 25th January

Southern Bayou Woodturners (IRD)
Saturday 10th February

West Midlands Woodturners
Sunday 18th February

Thameside Woodturners
Sunday 3rd March

West Sussex Woodturners
Sunday 7th April

Trent Valley Woodturners
Wednesday 8th May

East Herts Woodturners
Sunday 19th May

Jorvik Woodturners
Friday 7th June

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 22nd June

Duckeries Woodturning Society
Wednesday 26th June

Trafford & District Woodturners
Friday 2nd July

Derbyshire Dales Woodcraft Club
Sunday 7th September

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 17th September

Doncaster Woodturners
Monday 30th September


Click here to see where I have previously demonstrated