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14 January 2020:

My shop is open again and I also have some new items in store:

- I have published the course schedule for the first six months of 2020. I have had a number of requests for my courses so please make your booking on the Woodturning course page at this link 

- Sharp turning tools is extremely important to every turner and over and above the sharpening equipment I already have in stock, I also commissioned the manufacturing of CBN sharpening wheels according to my specifications, they are now available on my in my estore: CBN wheels

 During the holiday season I have also done some examples of what can be done with the Orbicut rotary cutter that I am stocking. A number of different effects can be achieved.

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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