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 at [email protected]

2022 Events for Rotational Matters

I am planning to be at local craft shows again this Summer and Fall.  

  1. 7 Aug - Alderney Sunday Artisan Market 11-3pm - Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.
  2. 4-5 Nov - NS Art & Craft Sale, (Fri 11-5, Sat 10-4) Note new location: Cedar Event Center 111 Clayton Park Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia
To this end I am in the workshop most days, working my way through the blanks from last year, and creating new blanks from the wood that piled up over the past year.  See my Facebook and Instagram pages for new pieces and news.  If you see something on my Works for Sale page (pricing does not include shipping); contact me at [email protected] 

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

Many people are curious about the process of woodturning.  Please enjoy the video I did about how I made a beech bowl.

News from the Shop:

23 July 2022

Been going through my inventory in preparation for two August markets and made 8 wine coasters, a bunch of dibbers, spurtles etc.  Also, decided it was time to do something with some of the scraps I have been saving - yes I am a bit of a hoarder of wood!  So I pulled out the planer and made up some more bread boards as well.  And, I have a couple of rings for a segmented bowl, still thinking about what the other rings might look like. <grin>

9 June 2022

​Well its been a bit of a slow spring as we have been pre-occupied with changing out our heating system and getting solar panels on the house.  Which precipitated the phrase all renovators know and hate "while we are at it, we might as well".  So new roofs, new chimney, lots of de-cluttering of the basement ...  

However, I have gotten a few projects done in the shop.  I have been playing a bit with laminating pieces, and have just finished a couple of laminated European Rolling Pins.  I also tried out the coring system I got in December (also known as bowl saver) that allows you to get multiple bowl blanks from a single piece.  That was only partially successful as the wood was from the old Horse Chestnut in the backyard and it was a bit spongey, but we learn from our mistakes.  I also got given a piece of black walnut (with a lot of character) so have turned a couple of pieces from it.  

So life continues to be exciting; I never really know what a piece will be like until I get it on the lathe and can discover its character - or have to fix a catch or ... Life is good.

oak breadboard spurtle muddler

Bread Board, Spurtles, Muddler - all toasted oak

Segmented Lidded Box - toasted oak and maple

European Rolling Pins - $35

Some of my products that are $20 or under (plus shipping) that are available

Honey Dippers - $20 each

Dibbers - $20 each (for planting bulbs and seeds)

Wands - $20 each

Spatulas - $ 20 each: #1 &#4 sold

Spurtles - $20 each (for stirring soups, stews, and porridge)

Muddlers - $15 each (for brusing herbs/spices in drinks)

Bottle Toppers - $8 each; both sold

Brooches - $20 each

Mortar - $10 Each