Clock Finial handturned copy of Original

Len Smith Woodturnings

Before starting The Woodsmith, Len was already a keen woodturner & to further his knowledge of the craft, he travelled to England to take part in a series of woodturning courses with some of the best teachers in the UK at that time. Len also went to London woodworker shows & visited many English suppliers of timbers, finishes, woodturning lathes & tools. On return from the UK he continued his interest in turning & conducted private woodturning classes in purpose built woodturning workshops at The Woodsmith from 1970’s – 2014.

Len's "Gold Medal" winning turnings at London Woodworker Show - Tasmanian Huon Pine
London Woodworker Show Gold Medal

Some of Len's very early turnings from the 70's

Qld. Red Cedar Hollow form
Qld. Gidgee Bowl
Wet turned Red Gum very thin
Fine Thin stemmed Goblet
Natural edge Thin Bowl-Apricot
Hand Turned Bed Posts

Len's recent Woodturnings