About Me

Bill Bennett woodturner

My wood turning work has mainly consisted of staircase associated work and general architectural work (e.g. newel posts & spindles), but I’ve developed a passion for craft turning in varied forms over the last couple of years. I want to pass on this knowledge and help others to develop their own wood turning skills.

This is me in the workshop with a couple of recent small projects and some of bits of burr, horse chestnut and (in the back) ash that are awaiting inspiration.

Salt and Pepper Mills

One day workshop
I am very happy to support all ages and levels of ability wherever I can. If you just want to try your hand at wood turning or have always fancied a go, I run a one day course in salt, pepper or spice mill making which takes you through all the stages from the start to finish – you’ll leave with a finished working mill. The course is suitable for a complete beginner or someone wishing to have a wood turning experience.

Tailor made courses
If you’re more advanced, I’m happy to discuss your needs and adapt a workshop session/or a program to suit you. You can see some of the recent sessions in the courses tailored to your needs page, but feel contact me with questions.

New to wood turning and want to learn more
If you are a complete beginner and wishing to pursue wood turning a hobby, why not come round for a taster session to try your hand before committing to invest in equipment. I am also happy very happy to support you with ongoing tuition and advice.

The workshop
I have a purpose built workshop¬†fully equipped with two well-equipped professional lathes, a range of sharpening equipment, health & safety equipment and I have the capacity to work from log to bowl (there’s a wood burner in case it gets cold).