Rotational Matters

Wood Turning

Custom wood turning of small bowls (or boxes) and spindle based implements like Dibbers and Muddlers.  I generally use local Maritime Canadian woods, but have been known to experiment with Australian wood when available.

If you see something you like please contact me for pricing. Picture label prices do not include shipping.

2021 Events: Please come and see what we've been working on

Great News!!! Nova Scotia has reached Phase 5 of the reopening plan and so Autumn Craft shows will be going ahead.

Rotational Matters will be at the following Craft Shows:

Oct 22-24  Dartmouth Handcrafters  Zatzman Sportsplex, Dartmouth

Nov 5-6     NS Art and Craft Sale, Waverly Legion, Waverly NS

Nov 20      St Luke's Christmas Craft Market, Upper Tantallon NS

We are looking forward to seeing people again after a long two years.  

Stay Safe, Get Vaccinated, Keep Masking, Be Kind.

News from the Shop:

I spent August experimenting with repairing bowls that cracked while drying with acrylic resin.  After a lot of learning I have several KINTSUGI-ish bowls, a new appreciation for eye protection and the decision that cracked bowls are really just someone's kindling.  Kintsugi is the Japanese technique of repairing cracked porcelain with gold.

I also recovered some older bowls when we sold the family cottage which I re-turned and finished with the buffing wheel.  Speaking of which, I am now using a buffing wheel and hard wax for the outside finish of bowls and other items.  And the finish is amazing!!!!

New product:  This spring a weaving friend (GreenAppleCrafts) asked me to make some scarf broaches to go with her woven scarves, you will be able to see them at either my booth or hers this autumn.  There is a picture on the Gallery page.

Paper Planting Pot Jigs for Miltonvale Park Senior's Program. 

 In March I got a request from PEI for some jigs to make paper planting pots.  They had seen them available on-line in the autumn but were now out-of-stock.  Going from a picture and a reference to using a tomato paste tin for size I was able to build them a couple over the weekend.  A Canada Post package later and they have them ready for their program.

Now that's a great little project - something new, neat, and benefiting others.

Happy Planting folks.

Individual Price List:  

Muddler (for mixing drinks) $10

                               Spurtle (for soups, stews, mixing) Short $12  Long $15

                               Dibber (Dibbler) (for planting bulbs and seeds) $20 

                               Spatula Short $10 Long $15                                      

                               Wine Coaster $25                                                    

Bottle Stopper $8                     

Dumpling rolling pin  $10