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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 and turning it into beautiful, functional pieces for the home. I also make the 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. 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. My story is included on this page below.

Checkout my Social Media accounts below if you'd like to follow me online.

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Welcome!

Giving new life to fallen Irish Hardwood

Welcome, my name is David and I'm a Woodturner & Woodcrafter from Tralee Co Kerry Ireland. I turn & craft pieces using Irish Hardwood, cutting the wood from the trees & drying them myself. 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.

This is me with 2 big Ash Bowls, one from Tralee and one from Glencar.

 

Since 2019 I have been teaching my craft to Woodturning Enthusiasts and visiting tourists.

First time here?

If you are new to my website and are wondering whether you should take the plunge and buy something from me but are still a little hesitant; please read my story below.

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. Learn more about the process here True craftsmanship may cost a little more but is infinitely more valuable!

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

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Where I Live

The Beautiful Vale of Tralee

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.

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. Showing students a safe way to turn is also very rewarding to me. Since late 2019 I have opened my Workshop to visiting tourists by offering Woodturning Experiences. Check out my Woodturning Tuition page if this interests you.

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Why Sell Ribbon etc?

A Woodturner selling Craft Ribbon? Really, why? I spent ages searching for quality craft supplies to use for my 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. 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 I aim to be a major Craft Supplies provider going forward. Order from me today and see for yourself!

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