"The Woodturner's Paradise"
20 September 2018: I will be demonstrating at the AWSA in Wilderness which takes place from 21 to 24 September. For more details visit the AWSA website at http://awsa.org.za/
18 September 2018: Creative Turning has been appointed as the Vicmarc distributor for Southern Africa. The Vicmarc 100 and 120 chucks are some of the best chucks available and well known for reliability, quality and strength. The 120 is ideal for bigger lathes and will be available as insert types with either M33 or 1.1/4x8 spindle thread. Companion chucks will also be available as a second chuck. The chucks will be available from November 2018 so please contact me for more detail and pricing.See the Vicmarc website for more details on their chucks. https://vicmarc.com/
1 September 2018: New Simon Hope quick release handles with three different heads now available. See Creative Turning Shop for more detail.
15 August 2018: New M42 "Stay Sharp" spindle and bowl gouges from Hamlet now available.
Carel van der Merwe is a woodturner that creates unique pieces by exploring and enhancing the natural beauty of wood by means of texturing, burning and colouring. He is always looking for design opportunities in natural flaws in wood as created by nature and is well known for his Hollow forms, Natural edge bowls and coloured turnings.
Carel has trained with a number of leading international woodturners to hone his turning technique and skills. Together with his love of tools and machines (he is a trained engineer) he is also selling woodturning tools based on his experience. With the training courses offered, he is able to advise woodturners on the correct techniques and tools required.