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.

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 its 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 contact me to discuss via phone or email.

My charges for 2022 will be:

  • Evening demonstrations £180 plus 45p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)

  • Full day demonstrations £290 plus 45p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)

Please note, my diary is now full for 2021
I am taking bookings for 2022, book early to avoid disappointment!


Demonstrations for 2021

Axminster Woodturning Club – IRD
Monday 11th January

Chestnut Products – IRD ‘Question time’
Friday 22nd January

Oxford Woodturning Association *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Tuesday 2nd February

Cannock Chase Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Wednesday 10th February

Max Carey Trust – IRD
Wednesday 3rd March

High Peak Woodturners
Friday 5th March

Suffolk Mid-Coastal Woodturners
Saturday 13th March

Red Rose Woodturners
Monday 15th March

Middlesex Woodturners
Tuesday 16th March

North Warwickshire & Hinckley Woodturners
Tuesday 20th April

Vancouver Woodturning Guild – IRD
Saturday 24th April

Chestnut Products – IRD Live stream on YouTube
Wednesday 12th May

Mid Wales Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Sunday 16th May

Martock & District Woodturners
Tuesday 25th May

Gloucester Association of Woodturners (GAW)
Wednesday 9th June

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 12th June

Cheshire Guild of Woodturners
Thursday 17th June

East Herts Woodturners
Sunday 20th June

Cambridge Woodturners
Thursday 1st July

West Riding Woodturners
Tuesday 6th July

Ely Guild of Woodturners
Wednesday 4th August

Garden of England Woodturners
Saturday 7th August

Bury St Edmunds Woodturners
Monday 9th August

Black Country Woodturners
Thursday 19th August

Trafford & District Woodturners
Tuesday 7th September

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 21st September

West Northants Woodturners
Wednesday 6th October

Cheam Woodturners
Wednesday 20th October

Herefordshire Woodturners
Thursday 28th October

Click here to see where I have previously demonstrated