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For previous news see my blog page Creative Turning Blog

12 May 2019: I have added a Youtube video demonstrating the capabilities of the Creative Turning CT200VS-1 variable speed lathe. See CT200VS-1

My next shipment from Vicmarc will be ready for shipment within the next two weeks. I will again be getting VL300 lathes, chucks and some other items. If there is anything specific that you need, please let me know, then I can still get it in as part of the shipment.

23 March 2019: Abranet Sanding Mesh is now available from Creative Turning. Please see the shop under the category Sanding.

7 February 2019: I have been honoured to get an article about my work in he latest edition of Woodsa. (www.woodsa.co.za). Click here for an abstract



Colours of Amalfi

Latest news

11 May 2019: Colours of Amalfi - New shawl kits in shop, See the Colours of Amalfi shop for more detail

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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