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dave the lathe 120pxAbout Dave The Lathe

I'm Dave Worth and I'm a woodturner in Blandford Forum, Dorset. Welcome to my woodturning website portfolio where I hope that you will find images to stimulate your own woodturning with some information areas for people who are researching making their first foray into woodturning. I love turning local sustainable Dorset wood where possible. I am a carpenter and Joiner by trade and have been learning how to turn wood since I was 14 years old.

I now travel around the south of England demonstrating my woodturning skills and giving woodturning lessons. If you want to learn how to woodturn then please check out my contact details and get in touch. Lessons are a reasonable price and give the prospective turner a one to one lesson where they will produce some wood chippings and create their own bespoke piece.

large wooden bowlThis beautiful piece of wood was from a piece of Common or European ash from a tree in Sherborne, a market town in northwest Dorset and on the edge of the Blackmore Vale. The ash tree can live to a grand old age of 400 years, even longer if coppiced and is the third most common tree in Britain. The ash sized 16 inches by 5 which Dave turned into a salad bowl and can be seen in the gallery here. Ash is generally found at lower elevations and grows best on base-rich soils.

 Dave started turning this beautiful wooden bowl with the stock attatched to a faceplate and the centre in the base for stability whilst the exteria of the bowl was initially cut and made more true. Once the exteria had been initially worked Dave worked on a recess for the faceplate to ensure that this wonderful piece of timber was held firm and he could work the bowl through to completion.

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Dave worth We are out with @OriginalATM tomorrow at Shaftesbury Christmas Market, pop along and day hello to Dave and Susie
Saturday, 12 December 2015 09:18
Dave worth We have been putting in a bit of work on our website and have some new images in the woodturning gallery, its still work in progress
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Dave worth @marquischarlie @laverstoke all the best for today charles nockem down youcan do it
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Dave worth @marquischarlie @laverstoke any time charles just give me a call
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