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.

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 2021 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 2020
I am taking bookings for 2021, book early to avoid disappointment!


Demonstrations for 2020


Tudor Rose Woodturners
Thursday 23rd January

Ise & Nene Valley Woodturners
Thursday 20th February

Worcester Woodturners
Monday 2nd March

Northumbria Woodturners
Saturday 14th March

Scottish Border Woodturners
Sunday 15th March

Black Country Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Thursday 19th March

Dukeries Woodturning Society *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Wednesday 25th March

Ely Guild of Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Wednesday 1st April

Thames Side Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Sunday 5th April

Cheam Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Wednesday 15th April

Kent Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Saturday 18th April

Birstall Woodturning Club *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Wednesday 13th May

Huddersfield Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Thursday 14th May

Axminster Newcastle Store
Saturday 6th June

Gloucester Association of Woodturners (GAW)
Wednesday 10th June

Hampshire Woodturners *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
Saturday 20th June

West Northants *Cancelled due to Coronavirus*
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

Tudor Rose Woodturners
Thursday 28th January

West Oxford Woodturning Association
Tuesday 2nd February

Cannock Chase Woodturners
Wednesday 10th February

High Peak Woodturners
Friday 5th March

Red Rose Woodturners
Monday 15th March

North Warwickshire & Hinckley Woodturners
Tuesday 20th April

Middlesex Woodturners
Tuesday 11th May

Mid Wales Woodturners
Sunday 16th May

Martock & District Woodturners
Tuesday 25th May

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 12th June

Cheshire Guild of Woodturners
Thursday 17th June

Garden of England Woodturners
Saturday 7th August

Bury St Edmunds Woodturners
Monday 9th August

Trafford & District Woodturners
Tuesday 7th September

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 21st September

West Northants Woodturners
Wednesday 6th October

Herefordshire Woodturners
Thursday 28th October

Click here to see where I have previously demonstrated