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I have listed information on here that is of specific interest to my trade clients.

Quantity Orders:

On small runs under 10 turnings it is very difficult for me to keep the costs down. If the quantities are over 10 of the same turning then I can usually offer a quantity discount.

My best rates are given when the timber is supplied by the client, and the quantities are over 10 of the same turnings.



At present I am not VAT registered.

I usually request payment on delivery

On orders up to £300.00 in value, or where the client has supplied the timber I normally allow cash / cheque on delivery.

On orders over £300.00 in value I request 50% up front to cover timber costs, and the balance on delivery.

On client accounts my terms are strictly 30 days nett

We understand and will exercise our statutory right to interest and compensation for debt recovery costs under the late payment legislation if we are not paid according to agreed credit terms.


Delivery costs are a problem, I am constantly looking at ways of keeping the costs down, if I am delivering in the van and have a few drops on then I will split the cost between, each of the clients. Sometimes it can be as low as £15.00 each, other times it can be £25.00-£30.00 The only thing that I can guarantee is that you will not be charged over the odds, as I value my customers.

I always try and do the more bulky collections and deliveries in person.This enables me to offer a more personal service, and any queries that the client might have can generally be sorted out when I am there. I cover the whole of South and Mid Wales and regularly visit the Surrey area, supplying a few of the local joineries and furniture restorers. I am quite happy to travel anywhere within a 50 mile corridor of the M4. If you have a consignment of timber that you require turning. Please call to see when I am in the area.
Dave Thomas Tel: 01639 897177 mob: 07900 846397

My postal deliveries are generally carried out by A.P.C.

Proto-type Turnings:

The turnings can be to drawings or originals. I can also accept C.A.D. .DWG files.
If you require a sample / prototype to be made there will be a charge for this service.

Supplying your own timber:

If you are supplying your own timber I can give you a turning only price. I try to keep my prices down as much as possible, as this enables me to concentrate on turning rather than machining timber. It also speeds up the turn around time, allowing me to get the finished turnings back to you in the shortest possible time.
If you are supplying your own timber, please ensure that any timber blanks supplied for turning are free from any splits and foreign bodies i.e.. nails, screws, bits of stone etc.
If they have been glued up from two or more sections, please ensure that they have been left for sufficient time for the glue to cure.
They should also be P.S.E. and cut to length. Allow 100mm extra for spigot on newels, allow 80mm extra for spigot on newel caps, balusters should be cut to length. click here to print out a cutting guide sheet.
If you would like to mortice the turnings before they are turned, this doesn't normally cause any problems during the turning, but if you have any doubts please speak to me first.

Shapes in turning:
Turnings are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
You can choose from an existing design, modify a design, or even come up with one of your own.
Below is some information to help you identify the basic shapes used in woodturning.

Turnings can be made with solid spigots, loose spigots or just square ends. This depends on what method you use to fix them to the finished item. Please specify diameter of spigot required in millimetres.


If for any reason you have a problem with any of my work, I would appreciate it if the complaint was made as soon as possible after receiving the goods. This will enable me to rectify it, as quickly as I can.
I can always be reached on these numbers:
Daytime Tel: / Fax: 01639 897177    Evenings / Weekends Mob: 07900 846397 Feel free to contact me anytime. Dave Thomas

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