I live in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire and have always enjoyed working with wood. It was my favourite subject at school, I have worked with wood during some of my working life and have created many wooden items over the years for all my family and friends. I am passionate about saving old woodworking tools and interested in traditional wooden toys and games.
My tool collection now includes lathes so I have been able to concentrate on woodturning.
No two items I make will be exactly the same. Wood is a natural product and often two pieces of timber will not necessarily perform the same when crafted. I often recycle timber that has already had a previous use. When I use fresh wood, I use locally sourced English hardwoods and experiment with wood cut from my own garden.
In the gallery you will find examples of some of my creations.
Thank you for browsing,
John D Lockwood