Today's news

today's news

are you new to wood turning ?

we offer wood turning tuition - individual, just you and Rick

Full day available for basic beginners day or intermediate level

We have just introduced a half day option - this is designed for you to have tuition on a specific topic ie tool sharpening, finishing, use of the cole jaws, chuck etc.

10 am till 2pm - any day of the week (time can be altered to suit you)

$225 for the half day course.

$425 for the full day course ie 8am till 4pm (time can be altered) 


We also have available a 2 bedroom self contained cottage for visitors and wood turning students to stay in

Dargaville Cottage Accommodation

book via AirBnB   Dargaville Cottage Accommodation

can sleep up to 7 guests 

we have just added a couple of very nice large ancient kauri platters and a beautiful ancient kauri bowl to our "shop now" page

wood turning tuition for 4 hours, one day or longer available but must prebooked

basic beginners day, intermediate or advanced day

either email us

OR phone +64 9 439 4975

we also now accept payments by Paypal via our "shop now" page or we can create an invoice for any thing you wish to purchase and you can pay by Paypal


purchase via our website or via our "shop now" pages and we will gift wrap your purchase and include a card with your message on - just let us know the  type of card ie birthday, thankyou, wedding etc

we offer this as a free gift wrapping/card service to our customers


We can post within NZ or to an overseas address.


You are welcome to come and visit 

  The "new" gallery with Rick's workshop right next door - you may get to see him wood turning 

we have just added some handmade soaps to our page NZ$15

these soap incorporate our ancient kauri wood shavings.

Just added two beautiful Ancient Kauri fountain pens to our page - NZ$135 each and includes the presentation case and free postage within NZ - these are sample fountain pens to give you an idea. When can send you a photo of what we have in stock - just ask us. 

We can also post overseas for additional cost

our "new" gallery at our new location 71 River Road, Dargaville

just around the corner from the "old" gallery

open daily from 10am


Our Gallery at 71 River Road, Dargaville, open from 10am

for our overseas customers we can post your purchase to you or to another address ie if a wedding / birthday present for someone in NZ (or overseas)  we will even wrap the wedding gift in pretty paper and you can tell me what to write in a wedding/birthday card

We  offer wood turning tuition -  so you can purchase a gift voucher now. 

 We also have our books on woodturning

making and bowl and making a hollow form

$85 each plus courier/postage

step by step instructions with text and photos




Tx /phone 0274 489 652



 Rick has been turning some amazing green and yellow ancient kauri


  green and yellow ancient kauri lidded boxes



 above ancient kauri treasure boxes

$105 each


 great gift idea  - we can send your purchase to a friend or family member with a card from you and we can wrap it in special paper ie wedding ,  birthday , Christmas paper just let us know and we will organise for you


Tuition for the intermediate & advance level may mean an additional cost for timber used by the student. Bowl blanks/platter blanks etc can be purchased on the day.

 Choose from the basic beginners day, the intermediate or advanced day.

Ph 00 64 9 439 4975 or  email   or phone 09 439 4975 to book for tuition

One of Rick's ancient kauri vases being presented on the signing of a major agreement in Wellington. This kauri vase will be heading to China.

Some of our students having fun 

another student today and another one tomorrow - when are you booking in a for a days one on one wood turning tuition with Rick - special winter rate working well for us. Below - Emily having fun on the wood lathe during her tuition 


We can supply a gift voucher if you want to give someone a days tuition.

Rick as written a set of "how to" books

How to turn a wooden bowl   NZ$85

How to turn a hollow pot  NZ$85

We also do orders for hand crafted items.

These Masonic Batons we make for an order to go to  Australia

Green Ancient Kauri and Gold fiddlebck grained Ancient Kauri