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Pen Turning with Ron Caddy & Walter Hall

Walter Hall and Ron Caddy are both renowned and well respected pen turners who will be demonstrating their skills and imparting brilliant advice, hints and tips at one the Taylors Mirifled stand on the Saturday and Sunday of the event.

Ron Caddy
Ron Caddy

Ron is demonstrating on Saturday 18th June at 10:30am and will be using Polyester Resin blanks with Taylors Mirfield Omega kits. In addition to the tools that he uses, he will also discuss the use off Mandrels & Bushes, which will compliment Walters ‘between centres’ method on Sunday 19th.

Ron was introduced to woodturning as a Christmas present of a weekend of lessons in Somerset more than 25 years ago. For the past 15 years he has worked from a unit at the Fairground Craft Centre, for the last 3 years working 4 days a week.

His Pens are sold through his shop, the on-site ‘Sheep Shed Gallery’, as well as a Gallery in Romsey. Additional sales are made through ‘Gift & Craft Shows’, online and by commissions.
For more about Ron, visit him at www.thepenmakers.co.uk E.mail: acorncrafts@tiscali.co.uk or via Facebook www.facebook.com/Ron.acorncrafts

Walter Hall
Walter Hall

Walter, who is demonstrating on Sunday 19th at 1:30pm will be working with Tailors Mirfield Zeta and/or Delta kits and mostly using wood blanks. He will be explaining the importance of proper blank preparation, demonstrating turning between centres and giving tips on best practice in the use of tools to avoid catches and blowouts.

Walter lives in Amble on the Northumberland coast and took up wood turning as a hobby over 20 years ago. Now retired from the NHS, he makes high quality pens and other writing instruments from wood and acrylic materials.

Selling his pens through The Chantry Craft gallery which is located in the Tourist Information Centre in Morpeth, Northumberland and on commission. As well as making his own pens Walter has written a book, “Pen and Pencil Projects a Guide for Woodturners” to help other woodturners with an interest in developing the skills needed. He is also a regular contributor to Woodturning magazine.”
For more information about Walter and his pens, visit him:
http://www.walterhall.co.uk/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/WalterHallPenMaker/