Welcome to my world of wood!
Individual Items to perfectly complement the chosen wood
As well as personally turning individual items I also provide instruction to beginners, improvers and those who wish to finely tune their turning skills on British lathes.
Due to a change in career circumstances the opportunity arose to finally do something I am passionate about. Woodturning Tuition in the form of individual lessons, and day courses are available.
ANDY BROWNE WOOD sells and designs individual creations ideally suited to the selected wood. He specialises in different woods and finishes using Pyrography and paints to enhance what would possibly be a bit of 'boring' wood! Special woods need no extras, they shine in their own right without any treatment, just subtle finishes to enhance their own individual beauty. Here I am in my well equipped workshop with a VB36 lathe, one of two that I use for lessons/tuition, my other two lathes are Union Graduates which I have updated myself with variable speed.
My Lathes:- Two VB36 long and short bed, Two Union Graduates long and short bed - Turn British!
Due to a change in career circumstances the opportunity arose to finally do something I am passionate about. Woodturning Tuition in the form of individual lessons, and day courses are available using these lathes.
All my Lathes are British made! My first Lathe was a long bed VB36 Hegner Lathe which I have now had for over 10 years from new. I recently purchased a display model short bed VB36 to use for lessons. My other two lathes are Union Graduates - one short and one long bed which although old, both have been refurbished with new motors and Variable Speed Controls. All my lathes are suitable for beginners and have been fitted with safety foot switches and 'bang off' buttons just in case you need to stop the lathe in an emergency. Short bed lathes are ideal for hollow forms and bowl turning whereas the long base ones are good for bowl and spindle turning.
My Short Bed VB36 British lathe.
With updated 3hp motor on its specially made turntable.
My short bed Union Graduate British Lathe.
Updated with variable speed and specially adapted turntable.
My Long Bed Union Graduate British Lathe.
Refurbished and updated with the latest variable speed.
BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR LESSONS AND COURSES COMMENCING 2022!
Give me a ring or email to ask any questions about my work or to book a lesson AND AVAILABILITY.
All vouchers purchased are non refundable, as are deposits made for booking a day directly with us. The first cancellation will be re-booked for a later date if cancelled within two weeks prior to the booked date. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice due to exceptional circumstances and Covid restrictions only and re-book the cancelled course on a convenient date to the customer. We reserve the right to change Prices within reason, that are subject to increases due to import duties and fluctuating transport costs from Covid 19and Brexit.
My "Get around to it" project
This fantastic burr Padauk Burr has been in the wood shed for a good number of years waiting patiently for the time when I had the time and inclination to do it justice. This piece has quite an emotional attachment for me personally as it used to belong to a very good friend of mine, Steve Gibson who started me off turning wood in his workshop a good few years ago. I have had it for at least 10 years and Steve had it for a considerable time before that so in theory it has been drying out for the last 25 years! Unfortunately Steve is no longer with us having passed away 12th August 2013 - far too young.
Burr Elm Table Lamp
Another of my "get around to it" Projects!
Another fantastic bit of wood waiting for the right time right place treatment!
WORKSHOP & WOODSTORE
Situated in a wonderfully quiet rural location you can relax and turn to your delight watching the woodpeckers and bullfinches on the feeder outside the workshop window! Red Kites have been spotted the last couple of years with frequent calling of Buzzards overhead throughout the day. In the summer months lunch is held outside on the decking beside the pond, in the winter it is in our lounge overlooking the pond.
WHERE TO STAY LOCALLY
Accommodation near to the workshop where previous customer have stayed