Olivers Woodturning Newsletter #10



Olivers Woodturning Newsletter Issue 10

Issue 10

UKIWS 2017, New Products and more

It has been a couple of weeks since UKIWS 2017 and it was another great weekend. Olivers Woodturning packed up almost the entire shop and used the weekend to launch an exciting new line of products, more on that below.

Since the last newsletter we have added a new section to our website, we now have a range of Project Accessories. You will find a selection of these items listed below.

We value your feedback. Recently a customer let us know of a problem they had using our website on their phone. We looked into it and made changes to eliminate the issue. If you ever have a problem please let us know.

Olivers Woodturning Printed Catalogue

Printed Catalogue is now available

It has taken a while but our widely requested printed catalogue is now available. If you would like a copy sent to you then please get in touch.

Or, if you would rather view it online you can do so here.

We now use DPD couriers

We are switching our courier to DPD. Why? Because they provide a fantastic service that emails our customers a 1 hour time window for their delivery. We think this is a great service that allows you to plan your day better.

In addition, we now offer Saturday and Sunday deliveries.

Event News

Kent International Jamboree

Recently I gave East Hearts Woodturning Association a hand at the Kent International Jamboree where there were some 6000 young people from around the world in their various Cub, Scout and Guide groups.

The East Hearts Woodturning Association had organised a woodturning taster session in the creative craft centre and were struggling to get volunteers to help man the lathes. Unluckily for them, they got me!

It was a pleasure to be involved in this worthwhile endeavour and I thoroughly enjoyed the week, helping youngsters turn some small projects and experience woodturning.

This event is run every 4 years and it will be getting the full support of Olivers Woodturning in 2021.

Well done Mike (pictured above) and the East Hearts Woodturning Association.

UKIWS 2017

The 2nd UKIWS show in Coventry went very well over the weekend of the 15th July. The emphasis was on fun and it certainly seemed like everyone had a good time. Plenty of demonstrations and lots of chat. It was great to catch up with our customers at the show again. It is a lot of work to get there but it’s worth it.

Does your club have any events coming up? Get in touch and we can let people know for you.

Hampshire Sheen changes

Hampshire Sheen products are moving to a one size for everything approach. From now on all their waxes will come only in a 130g tin. We still have some of the older size tins left but once they are gone……

Hampshire Sheen Products

Tool Sets

Robert Sorby Tool Sets are excellent value and the perfect all in one method to get into a new area of woodturning.


67HS Turning Tool Set 6 Piece

67HS 6 Piece Tool Kit

This ever popular set contains the set of tools every woodturner needs.



SOV-67DBS Sovereign 6 Piece Turning Tool Set

SOV-67DBS Sovereign 6 Piece Tool Set

One 12″ handle, six tools. Handle extension & DVD tutorial.



SOV-RSTMDBS Sovereign Turnmaster Set

SOV-RSTMDBS Sovereign Turnmaster Set

Space saving set of quick change cutters with one handle.



SOV-RS200DBS Deluxe Hollowing Tool Set

SOV-RS200DBS Deluxe Hollowing Set

Multifunction tool, great if new to hollowing.



SOV-3370DBS Sovereign Texturing Tool Set

SOV-3370DBS Sovereign Texturing Set

Decorate your work with texture and spiralling.


New products

We have a new product section called Project Accessories and it contains a wide range of items, a selection are shown below. Click here for the full range of Project Accessories.

Skeleton Clocks

These Skeleton Clocks are available in 3 sizes and are finished in Gold or Silver.

Clock Inserts

A range of Clock Inserts with white faces. Choose from Roman and Arabic numerals and from four sizes.

These are Gold.

Quartz Pendulum Clock Kit

Create a new or restore a classic time piece with one of these Quartz Pendulum Clock Kits.

Pewter Lids

Pewter lids for Potpourri pots and other open top containers with an opening of roughly 2 1/2″. The reverse of the lid has 3 small stubs placed around the rim that help maintain its position.

Tea Light Holders

Our new range of Tea Light Holders. Available in Polished Steel, Copper, Brass and Glass

Metal Dimensions: Diameter 48mm, height 16mm.

Glass Dimensions: Diameter 49mm, height 24mm.

Laxy Susan Bearings

Use a Lazy Susan Bearing set when creating turntables. Packed full of ball bearings to give your rotating creations a smooth action.

Choose from 3″, 4″, 6″ and 12″.

Crushgrind mechanisms in two sizes, 135mm and 195mm.

Unlike other salt and pepper grinders, the Crushgrind does not require the usual top piece retaining stud. The entire mechanism is hidden within your turned shell. The image below shows the grinder on the right. On the left you can see the plastic piece that fits and grips inside the lid piece. With a tight, push fit lid it will not slip off during use.

Salt and Pepper Mill Grinder Set

Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder mechanism set. They have an adjustable fit to adapt to inaccuracies.

Sold in pairs.

Gold Keyring Kit

Create your own custom keyring with this Premium Gold Keyring Kit.

More new products


Chestnut Products Cyanoacrylate Superglue


We now stock the popular range of Chestnut Products Superglues. Available in 20g or 50g bottles and in Thin, Medium and Thick variants.

£3.95 for 20g
£8.50 for 50g

Unleash your artistic side

Golden Artist Colors

We launched a new line in wood finishes at this years UKIWS show. The range contains paints, gels and pastes to allow your imagination fly. Apply colour and texture to your work and turn any featureless pieces of wood into works of art.


Golden Artist Colors Colour Wheel

Colour Wheel

Using an artist’s colour wheel will help us understand tones and colours.


Golden Artist Color Crackle Paste

Crackle Paste

Creates a cracked texture finish for your woodturning.



Golden Artist Colors Interference Acrylic Colours

Interference Acrylic Colours

Add flip paint schemes to wood.

From £9.25


Golden Artist Colors Iridescent Acrylic Colours

Iridescent Acrylic Colours

Add metallic effects to your woodturning.

From £7.75


Golden Artist Colors Airbrush Transparent Extender

Airbrush Extender

Thin acrylic paint and use with an airbrush.

From £5.70


Golden Artist Colors Gels & Pastes

Gel & Paste Pack

Gels and Paste to add texture or sheen to wood surfaces.



Golden Artist Colors Professional Fluid Acrylics 8 Pack

Fluid Acrylics 8 Pack

Strong colours that mix well.



Golden Artist Colors High Flow Acrylics

High Flow Acrylics

Ink like consistency paints. For brush, pen and airbrush.



Hampshire Sheen Pen Turners Overcoat

Hampshire Sheen Pen Turners Overcoat is a Pen Turner’s super fine finishing stick hand made with 100% microcrystalline wax for a brilliant shine with superb protection against fingerprints and as used by well known pen turner, Ron Caddy.


That’s all folks!

Happy Woodturning



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