Paul in the Workshop
I am originally from Romford but moved to Tiptree in the early 70s. I currently live there with my wife Sally, who is a retired teacher. We have two grown up daughters, one who lives locally and the other who lives in Wiltshire.
My working life has mainly been spent in electrical and mechanical engineering working on small to large machinery of all types including metal and woodworking machines also robotics and automated systems. I have worked on ships in the Bahamas and UK also I spent some time in the water industry.
I worked in America for several years setting up and helping to run a manufacturing plant to make connecting rods for Diesel Engines for a range vehicles.
Having a mechanical engineering background has encouraged me to explore the many facets of woodturning.
Work and family commitments in the past have limited the amount of time available for wood turning projects. Now I am semi-retired and living back in the U.K. I have had the luxury of being able to spend more time woodturning and teaching small groups of people (including attending Scout events where the scouts and scouters tried woodturning for the first time) I have also been able to spend time developing products and ideas that can be of help to other wood turners.
Now I am in the fortunate position of having many woodturning friends in the UK and from around the world.
I am a member of the AWGB (Association of Woodturners of Great Britain), the SECB (Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge Borders) Colchester Woodturning Club. I am now the Chairman for the Sandon Woodturners, we meet every Saturday. The Sandon Club have demonstrators from all over the country, have a look at our website www.sandon-woodturners.co.uk We have a shop selling wood and turning consumables.
I am also a member of the AAW (Association of American Woodturners) and managed to get to the 25th anniversary symposium in St Paul Minnesota
I now spend much of my time teaching, demonstrating and continuing to develop ideas of how to further my own skills of woodturning in general.
Sphere Jig Now Available
The jig will fit Lathes with flat beds or dual round beds.
Can turn spheres up to 300mm diameter depending on the capacity of the Lathe
Spindle heights from 125mm to 250mm or 305mm with additional 80mm riser block
Carbide cutter giving consistent results.
Self-centring by using a centralising plate or disc to suit your machine samples supplied with the jig.
Unique tool length stop so that spheres of a particular size can be repeated.
29 Newbridge Road
Tel: +44 (0)1621 815654
Mob +44 (0)7966 188559
New Sphere Jig now ready.
Turn Spheres from small to 300mm Diameter.
Carbide Cutter for consistent results.
Fits flatbed lathes from 120mm to 250mm Spindle Height
Riser Blocks Included.
Additional Riser Blocks Avaliable
Please Email Spindle Height Details if more than 250mm When Ordering.
Centralising Block Included
Round Bed Bar Version Available to fit Record Power and other Lathes with Dual Round Bars and Spindle heights from 125mm.
New Fluting Jigs all come with the offset bush holder.
A Pistol Drill with a 43mm collar can be mounted in the Jig with the latest modifications
Fluting Jig can now accept Makitia Router up to 65mm Dia
New Index System now Avail
60 48 36 14 positions.