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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.

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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.

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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 ever Lathe was a long bed VB36 Hegner Lathe which I have now had for over 20 years from new.  About twelve years ago I purchased a demonstration/display model Hegner short bed VB36 from Peter Hemsley of The Toolpost just before it closed down.  My other two lathes are Union Graduates - one short and one long bed which although old, both have been completely refurbished personally with new motors and  Variable Speed Controls and a couple of custom fittings!  All my lathes are suitable for beginners (at different heights for tall or short turners) and have been fitted with safety foot switches and 'bang off' buttons just in case you need to stop the lathe in an emergency.  The short bed lathes are ideal for hollow forms and bowl turning whereas the long base ones are good for bowl and spindle turning.

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My Short Bed VB36 British lathe.

With updated 3hp motor on its specially made turntable.

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My short bed Union Graduate British Lathe.

Updated with variable speed and specially adapted turntable.

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My Long Bed Union Graduate British Lathe.

Refurbished and updated with the latest variable speed.

Woodturning Day Courses for Couples

Struggling to think of something that you both can do on a summers day?

Look no further than a one day course for two 

A great day out that you can both enjoy together!

E-Vouchers available NOW in time to give on Birthdays/Anniversaries

Weekdays £250

Saturdays £275

Includes home cooked lunch and drinks throughout the day.

Please email for details andybrownewood@aol.com

 Phone 01425 656032       Text to 07957 867122

 

 

 

 

All vouchers purchased are non refundable, as are deposits made for booking a day directly with us.  The first fully paid for cancellation will be re-booked for a

later date if cancelled within one week 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 are not unreasonable, so please contact us if there is a problem!

 

 

We reserve the right to change Prices, within reason, that are subject to increases due to product costs, import duties, increased utility service costs

and transport costs.  Any difference in the purchase price of a voucher and the course price when taken will become chargeable.

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Padauk Burr

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.

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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!

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WORKSHOP & WOODSTORE

RURAL LOCATION

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.

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WHERE TO STAY LOCALLY

Accommodation near to the workshop where previous customer have stayed

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Thorps Farm Bed and Breakfast
Thorps Farm,
Alderholt Road,
Sandleheath,
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 1PS

THORPS FARM

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Crown Inn

62 High Street
Fordingbridge
SP6 1AX

THE CROWN FORDINGBRIDGE


Tel: 01425 652552

Email: thecrowninnfordingbridge@outlook.com

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Blashford Manor Farmhouse B & B
Salisbury Road
RINGWOOD
Hampshire
BH24 3PF

BLASHFORD MANOR FARMHOUSE


Also self catering

01425 471779
07812 139750

Email: info@blashfordmanorfarmhouse.co.uk

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The Ship Inn
68 High Street,
Fordingbridge,
Hampshire
SP6 1AX

THE SHIP INN
FORDINGBRIDGE



01425 654371

Email: shipinnthebridge@yahoo.co.uk

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Drop me a line!

I am now taking bookings for lessons and courses from June 2021 with Covid protection in place so please contact me! Thanks for your interest in ANDY BROWNE WOOD. For more information about Woodturning Tuition in the form of individual lessons, and day courses or our Online Store and the products we offer, please get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Fordingbridge SP6, UK

01425 656032

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