The Abberley Churches Woodturner

I have been a serious woodturner for about twenty years and over this period I have raised nearly £50,000 for Worcestershire charities. I am grateful to the many people who have supplied me with interesting trees  and some of these can be seen on my "materials" page.

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 was 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. I am now living in Sherborne where I have made many new friends.

John Lakeman MBE

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