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Shopping in Gorey this Christmas?

Shopping in Gorey this Christmas?

Come shopping to Gorey this Christmas where you will have the beautiful boutiques, stylish men’s shops and of course the bespoke handmade gifts made by Robert O’Connor from the The Woodturning Studio.

National TV

Watch the maker Robert O’Connor on Nationwide explaining the process of woodturning.

Watch Robert on Irish TV

The Woodturning Studio

Here at the The Woodturning Studio we give a warm welcome to all visitors to our shop when visiting Gorey, we would be delighted to show you around our workshop and explain the process. All our gifts are presented in a box with actual woodshavings as base.

Your gift can be personalised

President Michael D Higgins



President Michael D Higgins

President Michael D Higgins receiving Commissioned Piece, made by Robert O’Connor, from EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS).

This commissioned piece comes from our ‘Stone Wall Design’ with the inspiration coming from the many stone walls we have in rural Ireland and with particularly emphasis on the West of Ireland.

President Michael D Higgin

Receiving commissioned piece from EUCYS

Happy Customer

It is always very much appreciated to get a lovely email from a HAPPY CUSTOMER, makes it all worthwhile!!

Watch on Instagram the rugby ball and the football which got over 198,000 views.

National TV

Watch Robert on Nationwide explaining the process of woodturning

Watch Robert on Irish TV

 The Woodturning Studio

Here at the The Woodturning Studio we give a warm welcome to all visitors to our shop when visiting Gorey, we would be delighted to show you around our workshop and explain the process. All our gifts are presented in a box with actual woodshavings as base.

Delivery

All our products are delivered by FastWay couriers and once they pick up the delivery is within 24 hours in Ireland. It normally takes 4 to 5 working days for international delivery

Definition of Woodturning

Definition of Woodturning

In woodturning, you use a wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around an axis. Like the potter’s wheel, the wood lathe is a simple machine that lets you create a variety of forms limited only by your imagination.

When the wood grain runs parallel to the lathe bed, the turnings are called spindle turnings. These include tool handles, candlesticks, egg cups, knobs, lamps, rolling pins, cylindrical boxes, Christmas ornaments, knitting needles, needle cases, thimbles, pens, chessmen, spinning tops, legs, spindles, pegs, balusters, newel posts, baseball bats, and hollow forms such as burial urns. Bowls can also be turned spindle-wise.

Turnings made with the grain of the wood perpendicular to the lathe bed are known as face grain or sidegrain turnings. They include bowls, platters, and chair seats.

Automated industrial production has replaced many items traditionally made in turning shops. Today, small-scale turning shops and individual artisans produce limited quantities of functional spindle and faceplate turnings, as well as one-of-a-kind art pieces. In many parts of the world, lathes are small and portable, so turners can travel to the source of the wood or set up in a temporary work space. A skilled turner can produce a wide variety of objects with five or six simple tools. The tools can even be reshaped easily for the task at hand.

Today’s turners find work making prototypes and molds, restoring furniture, continuing folk art traditions, and creating fine crafts for art galleries. In addition, turning appeals to people who like to work with their hands, find pleasure in problem-solving, or enjoy the tactile and visual qualities of wood.

Learn Woodturning

Book one of our many classes on-line  https://www.thewoodturningstudio.ie/product-category/class/ or call us on 086 2684488.

Vouchers

Give the gift of learning Woodturning with a voucher for someone special.

Robert O’Connor

Sycamore Bowl

The Woodturning Studio - Gorey