The Wood Turners Shed
2 Nelson Street
I was born in Helensville, left in 1959 to do an apprenticeship in boat building and returned in 1965. During that time I developed a love for working with wood. After retirement I found myself learning the art of wood turning and very quickly realized that I had a talent for creating the more advanced patterns. These complicated designs require a great deal of patience — gluing small pieces together to create patterns and shapes called segmentation. Some patterns require hundreds and sometimes thousands of individual pieces of wood.