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FLOATS

FLOATS

A new range where Michael has stepped away from bowl turning to turn these Burr elm fishing floats. Inspired by Michael’s time as a commercial fisherman and also the time he spent as a boy beach combing on his home island of Sanday, finding these various floats....
Inspiration

Inspiration

So its a very different summer, but I don’t need to remind you of that. Orkney is full of historic sites, some of which have started to open up again, but most have remained closed. As part of our summer diary we attend the 2 open days at the Ness of Brodgar dig...
Ray Key

Ray Key

Ray Key This is the first woodturning book Michael bought. Having been born and bred in Orkney Michael had no woodturning club to go to, or any other woodturner to show him the ropes so all he could do was teach himself and this was a start (along with a lathe and...
A design challenge.

A design challenge.

Another Petrosphere design has captured mr.orkwoodturners imagination. Always up for a challenge he disappeared to his workshop and with some head scratching and copious amounts of tea it came together. He started as usual turning a boxwood sphere and then pencil and...
‘Petrospheres’

‘Petrospheres’

As part of the ‘Neolithic inspired’ range Michael makes ‘Petrospheres’. These are the stone balls found here, in various areas of Scotland and occasionally further afield. Nobody knows what they were for, child’s toy!, a show-off piece, or just because!,...