Turner Profile – Tudor Joseph

Our club is made up of a variety of talented turners and each one brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

To kick off our turner introductions, please welcome Tudor Joseph.

Name: Tudor Joseph

Years Turning: 25 Years (Intermittent)

Lathe Model: Graduate, 2x Carbatec, 2x Home built lathes

Most regular used tool: 1/2″ Bowl Gouge

What advice would you give to new turners?
Join your most local wood turning club, take lessons from a pro or experienced amateur.  Buy a good second hand lathe initially, until you find what type or size of stuff you want to specialize in. Don’t buy a “set” or turning tools (You won’t use many of them)

What is your favourite thing to turn?
Large items: Platters, wall plagues and hangings.

What turned work are you most proud of?
15″ lattice bowl in sweet chestnut.

Any Future Projects?
More of the above but with additional carving and/or colouring.

What aspect of wood turning would like to try/learn?
Barley twist work, veining & fluting.

Are there any books or online resources that you can recommend?
Online forums such as the ukworkshop, AWGB, AAW and YouTube. (Be careful, some of it is rubbish and/or dangerous)

       

Thank you Tudor for speaking to us and sharing your advice.

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