The Woodturner on Kronens Hede
in National Park Thy
Kronens hede vej 12
45 9797 4242 eller 45 6064 4242
CVR nr. DK12069588
opened when by appointment.
I live with my wife in Thy in the north western part of Denmark. We live in a forest and close to heather, dunes and the North Sea. I started my turning on an old foot powered lathe in my grandfather's basement, I was around 12 years old. He bought it from the garages of the Danish railroads about a century ago. As boy I spend days down in the basement with the lathe. It was build for metal, but I used it for wood as well. I was totally on my own, so it was not unusual to get cracked pots or knobs. So slowly the interest fainted. When my grandfather passed away I inherited the lathe. It has retired to our basement since then and has only been used sporadically. In 2004 I retired and began to look to the lathe again. I mounted it with an electric motor and a land and started turning. But there were problems with the bench. The cones was not standard morse tapers, so I could not buy accessories for the lathe and the bearings went hot very easy.
So in 2007 I decided to buy a proper bench. The choice felled on a Vicmarc VL300, short model, a choice I have been very satisfied with. Since then I have turned reasonable intensively, some (my wife) think too intensive. On the other hand, it takes hours, days, years of experience to get good control of tools and wood and how to treat it. In these pages I have collected some of the experience I have gained through reading, courses and trying.
Luckily there are many ways of doing things, try to find your own style based on your own experiences.
In the gallery are photos of some of the stuff I have turned in recent years.
Dishes, pots and shapes are all one of a kind products. However, I have often similar topics in stock or can turn them on order.
I have a small stock of Spinning tops, pepper mills, pens and teething rattles, and can quickly turn more on order.
TV broadcast from National TV on my woodturning: http://vimeo.com/33800187
Oticon kunstforening, 2010
Det ny Kastet, Thisted
Mul Thy mini, 2011
Kirsten Kjærs museum, 2012
Fussingø Slot, invited to
Art and Craft 2013
Art in the Hall, Vang, Thisted 2015
Art Society "Limfjorden"'s
Easter Exhibition 2016,
Art of Sky, Aarhus april-may 2016