The Tools I Use E2: Lathes – Vicmarc VL300 and Axminster 2030 (AP508WL)

In episode two of ‘The Tools I Use and Why I Use Them’, I give you the lowdown on my reasons for using my two lathes – a Vicmarc VL300 and an Axminster Trade 2030. For information on these lathes, follow these links: Vicmarc VL300: hopewoodturning.co.uk/lathes/vicmarc-lathes/vicmarc-vl300-short-asm-evs/168/vicmarc-vl300-woodturning-lathe Axminster 2030: www.axminstertools.com/axminster-professional-ap508wl-woodturning-lathe-230v-107657(Note that since I purchased the lathe, […]

Learn Excellent Finishing Techniques on a Free Online Course

The last time I presented a Hampshire Sheen Excellence in Finishing Course was during the Covid lockdown in mid 2020 after the in-person courses had to be cancelled. A newly revised and improved course is back for two free online presentations this October. These two Zoom events will be the most comprehensive Hampshire Sheen finishing […]

Simple Lightbox Product Photography with a Smartphone

Good photography is an important part of sales and marketing. In this article and video, you will see the simple set-up I use for photographing of my woodturning. The same techniques can be used to photograph virtually anything, though. Top Tips from the video: 1: Control Over Lighting: Using adjustable lights with a dimmer switch […]