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"The Woodturner's Paradise"

Woodturning Supplies and training

Creative Turning Shop

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Latest News

15 September 2020:

Our shop is again operating at full capacity since opening at the beginning of June. We are mainly an online shop but you are always welcome to come and visit us to see our goods in person. Please call for an appointment before you visit.

We are in the process of adding a number of new products which we will highlight during the next month. In the mean time the new CT200VS2-S has arrived. The legs are much heavier that the VS1 and it now comes standard with remote control.

I received a shipment of Vicmarc VL300 lathes but unfortunately they were sold out in a record time. The next batch is expected in December.

Also see the new products under Project Kits  

I plan to start with training courses again in October and will post the schedule as soon as it is available.

Wild Olive Root Burl

Wild Olive Root Burl

Wild Olive Bowl

Wild Olive Bowl

Sneezewood bowl

Sneezewood bowl

Hairy Finger Root Burl

Hairy Finger Root Burl

About Creative Turning

Carel van der Merwe is a woodturner that creates unique pieces by exploring and enhancing the natural beauty of wood by means of texturing, burning and colouring. He is always looking for design opportunities in natural flaws in wood as created by nature and is well known for his Hollow forms, Natural edge bowls and coloured turnings.

Carel has trained with a number of leading international woodturners to hone his turning technique and skills. Together with his love of tools and machines (he is a trained engineer) he is also selling woodturning tools based on his experience. With the training courses offered, he is able to advise woodturners on the correct techniques and tools required.

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At Creative Turning we have selected international brands that provides excellent quality at the best value for money based on experience of using the tools and equipment.