Welcome to my website! My name is Terry Vaughan, and I live and work in North London. I’ve turned wood for many years, and now that I have retired from my day job I find it’s taking up more of my time. My workshop studio is filled with ever-accumulating shavings, timber, part-finished bowls and the tools I need for my work. First among them is my Titan lathe, with which I make everything from large bowls to little wooden mice. I hope you find what you are looking for here, whether you want to buy a wooden bowl, or you just want information about turning.
In addition to the pieces for sale here, I make stands for facsimile globes and undertake occasional commissions. I particularly enjoy making bowls, because each one is different, and an opportunity to make the best of the wood. But I also like the relaxing routine of repetitive production turning, provided the batches aren’t too big!
I’ve learned from other turners whose work has impressed and inspired me, but am largely self-taught. When I began, there was little alternative. There were few teachers or even books on the subject, and no videos at all. But every piece I made taught me something, and still does. Now that woodturning has become a popular hobby, with much more support for people starting out, I enjoy teaching the craft. I give lessons both in my studio and at local venues, and am always pleased to hear from people wanting tuition. I also like to hear from other turners, and anyone interested in woodturning.
As a member of the North London Woodturners club, I occasionally demonstrate there on subjects including tool making and sharpening turning tools (a subject that can cause a lot of difficulties for beginners), as well as turning projects.
Terry Vaughan, 17 Ashbourne Avenue, Whetstone, London, N20 0AL
Tel: 07496 021531 or 020 8361 5391, including evenings and weekends.