Snapshot me for g mailHello, and welcome to my blog. This blog features woodturning videos, tutorials and demonstrations as well as examples of my work.

I started wood-turning back in September 2007.when I went to night classes for a number of years and progressed from there.

I have always worked with wood, at the age of 16 I started working in a sawmill by the age 18 I was working a large band saw that could cut 24″by 24″ logs. We used to make 12″ by 2″ *1″any plank you would ever need . At age 19 I was put behind a six head power planer making skirting boards, you name it I made it.

I then moved jobs and started working with a carpenter contractor for a number of years

I have worked as a carpenter up to 2007,

I have not worked full time since then due to health problems

I am soon to start working part time all going well,

I love making stuff from wood and metal plastics I love wood-turning most because you can make things fast and can have a wonderful piece made in a matter of minutes, well sometimes 🙂

I make these videos so others can learn from them and inspire them to make their Own pieces

take care Robbie

9 responses to “Welcome

  1. joesims6

    September 22, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Hi Robbie,

    I have just started turning very recently and find your videos very inspiring and as a fellow Irishman enjoy he humour that comes with it.
    A few days a week I clear trees from the power lines so I can get hold of a lot of free wood which is very helpful at keeping material costs down however I am trying to find a way of sealing the ends of the wood I process and after watching one of your videos on bowl blanks I see you used a very liquid based sealer and was wondering what you used?

    Thanks again for all the videos you post and for giving me some ideas for future projects


    • robbiethewood

      October 2, 2015 at 10:46 am

      hi i use Evo-Bond PVA
      Building adhesive, sealer, primer and admixture


  2. kid746002015

    May 19, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Hi Robbie This is Kieran hope your keeping well really enjoy your videos especially the yew hollow vase I am only at woodturning with 7 months and getting addicted to it I am getting into hollow forms and would like to know what hollowing tools you use and would you recommend them thanks


    • robbiethewood

      May 20, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Hi kieran
      the hollowing tool i use is the The Munro Hollower i have it a couple of years now and took awile to get used to it and i am happy with it
      there’s a woodturner called mark sanger he us to us the same tool and now he is promoting his ouen tool it looks quite nice and i heard good reports on it
      hers a link to mark’s site
      he also has a youtube channel showing how to use the tool
      Hope this helps
      all the best robbie


  3. Brian Beales

    December 16, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Without a doubt Robbie you are in my opinion the best turner on YouTube. Wonderfully sympathetic to the material and always clear in the execution of each piece you turn.
    Best regards from New Zealand

    Brian B


    • robbiethewood

      December 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Thank you Brian glad you enjoy my work
      Take Care Robbie


  4. Jerry Mc Guire

    November 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Robbie great pumpkin box. You have great tool control, hope to see more videos and Turkey day is coming now you will have a hard time turning a Turkey box, I have a idea where the bottom of the box will be. Thanks for all your hard work with the web site and videos.
    Jerry Mc Guire


    • robbiethewood

      November 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Jerry a turkey box 🙂 maybe a snowman or Grumpy



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