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Wood turning was never something I considered doing as a hobby. What you see on this site today, is the culmination of many crafty experiments over the years. I’ve always wanted to create, but being a technical, left brain person proved a big challenge. 

My first taste of working with wood came when I went through a phase of having snakes as pets. Not wanting to pay the high prices that were being charged for wooden enclosures, I made my own. It was here that I realized that (a) I was making something, and (b) I could let my technical brain go wild.

After snakes, came photography, a hobby I still practice to this day. Again, not wanting to pay the prices associated with framing, I framed my own prints. Here I discovered the joy of routers and shaping plain stock into something else. In fact, this site was originally a site I used to show off some of my photographs.

It was about 2 years ago, 2016, that I first saw handmade pens. It was something my grandfather, a retired school woodworking teacher, had started. Along with wanting to create, I also have a bit of a stationery obsession, and got to thinking about making my own pens.

I am a self taught wood turner (read as I devoured hours and hours of YouTube clips). It was through these clips that I discovered turning resin, bowls, vases etc. and what you see here today is the result of all of those videos. Well, the videos and the joy of going to the workshop and zoning out for hours while slowly pulling a shape out of the wood.

I do hope you enjoy what you see here as much as I enjoyed making the turnings. Please leave me a comment via the contact page. I would really appreciate any constructive critique you might have.

Andrew Munnik

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