Dan Smith RPT | Woodturner | Demonstrator | Tutor

Dan Smith RPT
My woodturning journey started when I was in my early teens around the year 2000. After leaving school in 2002 I studied furniture making and restoration, whilst working part time in a Woodturning supply shop. I then took a hiatus and went into education and worked in a school. Coming back to woodturning in 2014 when I set up Taylors Mirfield. 
5 years ago I went full time with my little shop and, as they say, have never looked back!
In 2020 I was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners.
The RPT aims to enhance woodturning and uphold member standards by gathering feedback from individuals who have interacted with members during demonstrations.
I now offer a broad range of pen turning and woodturning supplies as well as offering tutoring within our purpose build classroom, and now demo's.  
Current Demonstrations 2024
Learn the art of pen turning with my informative Pen Turning 101 Demonstration. This step-by-step guide covers every aspect from selecting the perfect blank to drilling, turning, finishing, and all the expert tips and tricks you need.
The My Bowl with Colour Demonstration includes the process of turning and hollowing a basic bowl with a traditional shape, applying deep coloring using spirit stains, and achieving a high gloss lacquer finish. It results in a simple but impactful final piece that is suitable for turners of all skill levels. 

This demonstration showcases the art of turning and hollowing a bowl, resulting in a sleek and refined shape. The process also involves ebonising and layering colors, as well as simple carving techniques on the exterior. A spray lacquer finish adds the final touch. 

Bits & Jigs
The price for an evening club demo for 2024 will be £150 plus 45p per mile starting from WF14 postcode. 
I normally bring with me a range of woodturning supplies that are available to purchase on the night. If anyone has any specific requests please feel free to make contact. 
For more information please feel free to contact me via email Sales@taylorsmirfield.co.uk
Confirmed Bookings for 2024
Wigan Woodcraft Monday 25th March
West Northhants Woodturners 3rd July
The Village Woodturners 6th July
North Lincolnshire Woodturning 8th July
Trafford Woodcraft Club Tuesday 3rd 18:30-22:00
OCT Woodturning Club Thursday 5th 12:00-15:00
Confirmed Bookings for 2025
Huddersfield Woodturning Club 9th January 2025
Tudor Rose 27th February 2025
Ryedale Woodturners 6th March 2025
Lincolnshire Association of Woodturners 18th March 2025
East Yorkshire Woodturners 17th June 2025