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
  • Thread chasing

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 2024 will be:

  • Evening demonstrations £190 plus 47p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)

  • Full-day demonstrations £300 plus 47p per mile (starting in Leicester LE18 2FB)

Please note, my diary is now full for 2025
I am taking provisional bookings for 2026, book early to avoid disappointment!

Demonstrations for 2024

Kennett Valley Woodturners (IRD)
Tuesday 9th January

Tudor Rose Woodturners
Thursday 25th January

Thameside Woodturners
Sunday 3rd March

West Sussex Woodturners
Sunday 7th April

Trent Valley Woodturners
Wednesday 8th May

East Herts Woodturners
Sunday 19th May

Test Valley Woodturners (IRD)
Monday 20th May

Jorvik Woodturners
Friday 7th June

Sandon Woodturners
Saturday 22nd June

Duckeries Woodturning Society
Wednesday 26th June

Trafford & District Woodturners
Tuesday 2nd July

Derbyshire Dales Woodcraft Club
Saturday 7th September

East Yorkshire Woodturners
Tuesday 17th September

Doncaster Woodturners
Monday 30th September

Derwent Woodturning Club
Wednesday 2nd October

Ryedale Woodturners (IRD)
Thursday 7th November

Long Island Woodturners (IRD)
Saturday 16th November

Lincolnshire Wolds Woodturners (IRD)
Wednesday 27th November

Demonstrations for 2025

Finger Lakes Woodturners USA (IRD)
Saturday 18th January

Tudor Rose Woodturners
Thursday 23rd January

Cheshire Guild of Woodturners
Thursday 20th February

South Downs Woodturners
Wednesday 26th February

Mid Wales Woodturners
Sunday 16th March

Ise & Nene Valley Woodturners
Sunday 6th April

Heart of England Woodturners
Friday 11th April

East Surrey Woodturners
Monday 28th April

Orchard Woodturners
Sunday 11th May

Cannock Chase Woodturners
Wednesday 14th May

Mid Staffordshire Woodturners
Friday 6th June

Huddersfield Woodturners
Thursday 12th June

Northumberland Woodturners
Saturday 21st June

Border Woodturners
Sunday 22nd June

Burcot Woodturneres
Thursday 3rd July

Ise & Nene Valley Woodturners
Thursday 21st August

Sheffield Woodturning Club
Thursday 11th September

Red Rose Woodturners
Monday 15th September

Galloway Woodturners
20th/21st September

Norwich Woodturners
Friday 3rd October

Waveney & District Woodturners
Saturday 4th October

Ryedale Woodturners (IRD)
Thursday 6th November


Click here to see where I have previously demonstrated