Creative Turning blog

  • Vicmarc Lathes

    29 January 2019: I am back in Pretoria after a long summer break. During my break I managed to turn quite a few items which will go into my gallery as soon as they are finished.

    I have also finalised the training schedule till end of April, please see the training page for more details.

    Other great news is that my Vicmarc shipment has arrived with VL300 lathes, VM100 and VM120 chucks. Please see the Creative Turning shop for more details.

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  • Training of artists in Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park

    In an effort to get more people involved in woodturning, Creative Turning became involved in the training of artists in Mfuze at the South Luanga National Park in Zambia. The picture shows them working on the Creative Turning CT175VS1 lathe.

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  • AWSA demonstration 2018

    Unfortunately I was not able to demonstrate at the AWSA Symposium as I had a retina detachment which required an emergency operation at on the morning of my demonstration but I was fortunate that two of my entries was awarded "Best on show" and "Second place in best on show"

     Earth, Wind and Fire

    Earth, Wind and Fire

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  • AWSA

    I will be demonstrating at the AWSA in Wilderness which takes place from 21 to 24 September. For more details visit the AWSA website at

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  • Vicmarc Distributor

    Creative Turning has been appointed as the Vicmarc distributor for Southern Africa. The Vicmarc 100 and 120 chucks are some of the best chucks available and well known for reliability, quality and strength. The 120 is ideal for bigger lathes and will be available as insert types with either M33 or 1.1/4x8 spindle thread. Companion chucks will also be available as a second chuck. The chucks will be available from November 2018 so please contact me for more detail and pricing.See the Vicmarc website for more details on their chucks.

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  • Simon Hope Handles Quick Release Handles

    New Simon Hope quick release handles with three different heads now available. See Creative Turning Shop for more detail.

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  • New Hamlet M42 Stay Sharp gouges

    New M42 "Stay Sharp" spindle and bowl gouges from Hamlet now available.

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