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Woodturning in Ireland. From Log to Finished Piece. About Page.

Born and Bred Irish Woodturner from Tralee Co Kerry. I specialize in saving Irish Hardwood direct from the tree and turning the wood into beautiful, functional pieces for the home; even an odd Artistic piece too. If you are looking to start Woodturning then come join me for a Woodturning Tuition Lesson and start off on the right path. For those who are curious, I have had to branch out into Craft Supplies over the last few years to supplement my income and also provide Craft Ribbon & More to other Crafters like myself and also hobbyists of all levels and interests. 

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Welcome to my Website!

Welcome, my name is David and I'm a Woodturner & Woodcrafter from Tralee Co Kerry Ireland. I turn & craft pieces using Irish Hardwood almost exclusively, cutting the wood from the trees & drying them in my workshop. My aim is to give you a product that is truly Irish Made to the best quality I'm capable of. Each piece you buy from me has a history which I am happy to share with you. Pictured above; The smaller Ash Bowl came from Glencar and went to a buyer in Cork. The larger one came from Tralee and went to a buyer in California USA.

First Time Here?

If you came here looking for a Woodturning Tuition Session or a Woodturning Experience; I have plenty of information in each listing & on the website to let you know what to expect and how to book. If in doubt, you can use the Contact page or Chat Function to ask additional questions. If you are considering purchasing one of my pieces; I understand that it can be hard to judge an online item by one or two photos but I can tell you that I'm often told that the photos don't show how good the finished piece is until it's in the new owner's hands. True craftsmanship may cost a little more but is infinitely more valuable and special!

Learn more about the my process here

Above is me Rough turning a large Ash bowl in 2019 (I think)

Where I Live

I live in a valley at the foot of the Short Mountain just outside Tralee Town. The town itself sits in the main Valley parallel to mine and both vallies open up into Tralee Bay. The  mountain that rises above my house is the Sliabh Mish mountain range  which stretches back about halfway along the Dingle Peninsula. This area is a beautiful picturesque Irish landscape, one of hundreds on our beautiful island. I live about a mile from the centre of Tralee in a rural setting. Don't worry, I can easily be found on Google. The Ash Bowl above is from a tree that came from Glencar Co Kerry which I sold a few years ago and is one of my most favourite creations ever.

Woodturning Teacher

I offer a range of Private Tuition Classes for beginner Woodturners from my Workshop in Tralee. Early on I found there was a niche market to help new Woodturners starting out. They would often choose poor quality Lathes, Woodturning Tools, Sharpening Equipment & I offered advice on what to buy & what to avoid. My shorter sessions are perfect for those starting out and not too tiring at 3 Hours. Students often find that my advice saves them far more money than what they pay me for one or two sessions. Showing students a safe way to turn and buying equipment so they last longer as Woodturners is very rewarding to me. Since late 2019 I have also opened my Workshop to visiting tourists by offering Woodturning Experiences. Check out my Woodturning Tuition or Woodturning Experiences pages if this craft interests you. There are Gift Vouchers available for nearly all options.

Why Sell Ribbon etc?

A Woodturner selling Craft Ribbon & More? Really, why? I spent ages searching for quality craft supplies to use for my smaller products to show them at their best. Supply issues from other vendors pushed me to go my own way and become a reseller. Now that I have access to high quality stock I can offer other crafters & the general public the same stock with a much shorter delivery turnaround. I admit, it is a bit strange for a Woodturner to sell Ribbons, Organza Bags etc. but you have to go where the business takes you and in future I aim to be a major Craft Supplies provider in Ireland going forward. Order from me today and see for yourself!

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