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2 October 2019: The yearly Pretoria Wood Expo and Craft Festival takes place on 5 and 6 October at the Nuwe Hoop School in Pretoria. Creative Turning will be exhibiting so please come and visit us. I will also give a talk on Sunday morning on what is required to get into woodturning.


Creative Turning has also been appointed as a official reseller of Tormek sharpening equipment. We can now offer complete sharpening solutions so come and discuss your requirements. See our website for more detail

We are also excited to announce that Creative Turning is now the official representative of Chroma-Craft products in South Africa. This includes the Nick Agar signature series which he introduced at AWSA as keynote demonstrator. Limited stock is already available on our website. At this link available products are shown. Also look at the Youtube video of Nick Agar on the use of these stencils.

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.