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I have a Poolewood 28-40 variable speed lathe with a swivelling head stock. I prefer faceplate work to spindle turning consequently most of my turning is bowls and platters of which I have three examples below  

A burr Elm Bowl thirteen inches in diameter finished in Danish Oil.

This quality of burr is now difficult to find because of the trees killed by ‘Dutch Elm’ disease several years ago..

A spalted Ash bowl, fifteen inches in diameter. The wood for this obviously came from a hedgerow  as there was a piece of barbed wire embedded in it. The white mark nearly half way up on the right side is the barbed wire which by careful use of the chisels I managed to retain .

A bowl made from Hyedua, a wood from Central Africa which is now scarce. I have had this piece of wood for over twenty years. There is a wonderful fiddleback figuring in the grain.