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Just a few lines to say thank you for a great Demo on Thursday evening everyone I have spoken to said how much they enjoyed your demo ( we had 52 present) members were saying they picked up quite a few tips



Wight Woodturners were pleased to welcome Pete and Mo Moncrieff-Jury to demonstrate their crafts at the Spring Professional Demonstration for 2016.  Together Pete and Mo run small a business called  Bodrighy Wood  from their home in Wiltshire selling craft-ware which includes goblets, crafting tools and artistic items.  Pete will also work on commission and offer turning tuition.  Mo has previously traded as Wood’n’Gems but now helps Pete decorate and present their work.

Throughout the day Pete and Mo let us into many “secrets” of their craft and demonstrated many interesting techniques.  From our day, I guess members took away much food for thought in their approach to their future projects.  A few pictures below show some of the highlights from the day

Full account here  


The demo was great; a number of the members commented on the way you demonstrated that hollow forms could be achieved using standard tools that most have in their workshops and the use of less than perfect blanks.  We are a club which has a number of 'beginners' and less experienced turners so being shown that there is no need to rush out and buy the specialists tools to achieve good quality hollow forms was wonderful.  And the whole thing fitted in with our March competition theme.  We are now expecting more than the usual number of entries, especially in the beginners category.


It opened my eyes and, along with the pieces you brought along showed that many of us discard what we consider poor wood too readily.


Just got back from our  Woodturning club where Pete did an evening demo for us and As you know I don't Bullshit.It was an exceptionally good demo everybody enjoyed it and if you want a good demonstrator for your club book Pete



a really good evening last Monday, thank you very much .  look forward to seeing you again later in the year.



Mortar & Pestle

I bought a mortar and pestle.....beautifully made. i asked you if it could withstand crushing pills and being washed over and over and over again. my mother had dementia and couldn't manage swallowing her pills whole.
she recently died and your handiwork held up without fault. it was invaluable in assisting me to take care of her. each and every day...several times a day....for over 2 years..... it worked beautifully without fail.i wanted to make sure you know that because of job as caregiver was a little bit easier.
amy gorczynski

Crochet Hooks

Gorgeous and quite unique, well worth the wait. The design and detail is lovely.


Drop Spindle

Beautifully made...really happy...THANK YOU Pete your a Star!!

Lara Sunday

Top Whorl Spindle and Crochet hook

Thank you for all your help and great service. Lovely woods and friendly maker! I am happy with my top whorl spindle and crochet hook.

Pagette (The Silver Octopus)

Mortar & Pestle

Beautiful! I absolutely love it!! I was afraid it might be too big, but its perfect. The workmanship is excellent, and I know I will treasure it for many years to come. Thank you so very much!


Egg cups

They are beautiful! I can't believe you got them here for Christmas. Thank you soooo much!


Walnut Platter

My mom loved this - thank you very much.



Even better than the photo, really nice heavy vase. Arrived quickly & packed well - thank you!

Wizards wand

gorgeous item that was really well packaged, had some issues with post (not the sellers fault - blame the snow) but seller was great and made sure we got a wand in plenty of time for christmas. My daughter is going to love it.

Charlie's mum

I love your work, Pete. I'll be saving up for more...

Bowls for pyrographer

Pete, got them this morning. I am so delighted with them. They are beautiful. Almost seems a shame now to burn on them!!...............Thank you again. These bowls are amazing.



Friendship Goblet

The goblet arrived and it is bloody awesome .... Thank you ..... Will put your card in the station if that's ok with you. They are very unique and I have certainly not seen anything like it in this country .
Look forward to more soon.