In 2008 my wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I gave up woodturning and disposed of all my equipment, and she sadly died in October 2010. Having attended the paralympics I have been inspired to buy another lathe and to stop whingeing about my dodgy arthritic hands.
I have just been given a 400 year old dead yew tree and I am starting to convert it - part turning to aid the drying process. I have some items for sale that you can view in the Galleries and I am continually adding to these as I convert my stock of wood.
Sadly my arthritis has finally forced me to stop my woodturning
John Lakeman MBE
Telephone: 01299 896846. Mobile 07811481150. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
17th March 2013