John Stormes
Maker and designer

Wood Turning

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I make decorative pieces like the bowls and bottles shown here, and functional items like pin bowls and light pulls.
I also work to commission, and make replacement parts for furniture - such as drawer knobs, finials and chair legs, or unique turned fittings for new furniture.
The small oak bowls are made from old fence posts, a slice of one of the posts can be seen in the picture.
These bowls are approximately 4 inches across by 1.75 inches tall (100mm by 40mm)
Oak bowls with slice of fence post
The Bottles are made from a variety of woods including oak, olive and ash. The stoppers are made from African blackwood,rosewood, beech and olive.
The bottles are decorative, and are not suitable for holding liquids.
The bottles are from 5 to 8 inches tall (125mm to 200mm)
Bottles with stoppers
The pinbowls are made from steamed pear, and are designed to be both attractive, and functional.
The curve of the bowl makes it easy to take pins out, the lower part is solid, making it stable.
I make pin bowls between 3 and 4 inches across by 1.5 to 2 inches tall (75 -100mm by 40 - 50mm) in a variety of woods, including maple, oak and steamed pear.
Pin bowls
Large light pulls are a new addition. These are designed for anyone who has a weak grip. The pulls are large, and are hollowed out from below to reduce weight.