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19 July 2019: The picture shows the basket weave effect that can be achieved with the Simon Hope CRYO beading tool. This is ideal for the AWSA challenge of "Decorated with African Art"

See the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZpf2_ISYSM

17 July 2019: A new shipment from Simon Hope has arrived with some exciting new tools from Simon.

- Both small and large texturing tools with fine and course wheels. The right tools if you plan to do some texturing on your turnings ( Or if you want to attend the Nick Agar masterclasses at AWSA)

Simon Hope small texturing tool

- Simon Hope/ Crown Cryo beading tool. This double ended beading tool can make 7mm and 10mm beads and is Cryo treated to stay sharper longer. This is ideal for basket weave projects and decoration on bowls and spindles.

- Simon Hope/ Crown Cryo double ended bowl and spindle gouges. The Cryo treatment let them stay sharper that normal HSS gouges

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.


Colours of Amalfi

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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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