Traditional Turnings

Traditional Turnings was born from an insatiable passion for a new found craft, namely woodturning.

Eventually leaving my fulltime work to follow my desire to work for myself and become a self-sufficient craftsman, Traditional Turnings opened for business in 1990.

I’m self-taught and madly passionate about this fading craft. Most importantly I love what I do!

As I mainly do custom work, it is you, the client who dictates my designs and profiles, but I usually keep samples and templates for reference.

As such, I don’t have a catalogue of product nor hold much in stock. But feel free to browse my galleries and Instagram / Facebook feeds to see what I’ve been working on lately and to get some inspiration for your ideas. I’d love to explore the possibilities with you.

I offer an expert hand turning service, always with an eye to detail, on any of my many hand turning lathes.

I also have a couple of semi-automatic lathes for producing larger volumes of copy turned work such as Newel Posts, balusters and furniture components.

Trophy bases to Table legs. Bowls to Balusters. Platters to posts. Rosettes to Baby rattles. Finials to Fob Watch holders. Light fitting and Lamps. Corporate gifts to commission works and of course, volume turning. The possibilities are endless.

While I am happy for you to supply your own material, it must be fit for turning.

About Peter

With over 40 years’ worth of experience, I am well regarded within in the period/contemporary building, furniture, design, and boutique craft makers arenas.

What began as a hobby while awaiting the birth of my daughter, has grown into a lifetime passion that remains just as fierce today.

Custom turning is my great love. While I enjoy collaborating with designers and creators, Builders and furniture makers, there’s nothing I enjoy more than reproducing by hand all the assortment of rotted Verandah Posts, broken chair legs, rosettes, finials and the countless other items that are bought to me.

I’m always available to chat about your project and bring it to fruition.