Wood Turning and other wood matters

Life as a woodturner can be fun and hard work. I always say that wood turners don't make mistakes they have design opportunities. Well sometimes. This blog will perhaps give some insight to the ups and downs.It will be fed by both me (Pete) and my partner & wife Mo who collaborates and acts as quality control. Hope you find it interesting and perhaps a little amusing

Why do I feel guilty?

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As a professional wood turner I feel guilty if I am not involved in actual making something or teaching. Daft I know. I am spending the next day or two getting my web site and shop up to scratch and it takes as long to photograph pieces and get them online as it does to make them and I feel guilty because I am not making shavings. I always said that the marketing is a lot harder than the making. As shows are declining I am determined to focus more on selling online so needs must. I have managed to spend a few days in the workshop now all commissions are fulfilled and slowly they will get on line. Here's one example, a gorgeous piece of yew I got hold off recently. It measures 13 1/2" diameter and has come up like glass with a carnauba wax polish.

yew bowl 8  yew bowl 4

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  1. Les

    Too true, Pete, but there really is no substitute for good quality photographs and a professional approach to marketing....don't feel guilty about doing what you do well!

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