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Equipment and Consumables - Suppliers

As some of you may be aware, Alex Mutch at The Ullapool Woodturning Centre retired from business in 2014 and has been sadly missed as a demonstrator, teacher and all round good guy.

With the help of Rosie, he managed to supply various cut woods and project pieces from a well equipped shop.

Now the business stock has been sold to Andrew Walters and Andy has successfully transferred the business side to his premises on the Black Isle.


Andy is at present renovating the Old Schoolhouse at Cullicudden and is in the process of moving the stock to these premises.

Everything is very much a “Work in Progress” at the moment, but Andy is selling stock, taking commissions, giving tuition and doing a monthly demonstration from the new site so things are a bit hectic at the moment.


Andy is also the UK dealer for Vicmarc products and carries a stock of some spares so this should be good news for Vicmarc owners in the UK.

We would like to wish Andy great success in his venture and hope to see more of his venture when finalised.

Andy can be contacted at



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Tel: 078 4218 9743



Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 20:38
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Equipment and Consumables - Hints and Tips

Equipment and Training

Leigh Dovetail Jig

We have purchased a Leigh dovetail jig. John Doonan and Dave Irvine have been tasked with instruction on this.   Members will be given access to the jig, once they have completed a class.

Flat Bed Sander

The club has upgraded the flat bed sander to a heavy duty three phase model.  Club members are reminded that this is a finishing sander only and not intended for the removal of paint or varnish.  If in doubt, consult the session senior before using the machine.

Carving tools

We have purchased a selection of carving tools, including proxxon carvers, hand carving tools and work clamps for club members to use.  We would be very interested in any comments you have about this area.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:43
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Equipment and Consumables - Suppliers

There are several suppliers who we deal with, or are known to us.  Some offer discounts to club members on production  of membership card.

The main equipment supplier is Axminster Power Tools, where we deal direct and through Brodies Timber.


The link to Axminster is here. For bulk items, it is better to place an order through the club.  This will also save postage.  Axminster operate through an online shop.

! ! Burhouse is now Brodies Timber ! !

Brodies Timber is based at Inver, just north of Perth.  They supply machinery from all well known suppliers and have a good selection of hard and soft woods. There is a wide range of bowl blanks available and a good selection of planked wood that Kenny will cut to your requirements. There are various demonstrations arranged throughout the year. There is an online shop, as well.  The Brodies Timber website can be reached at www.brodiestimber.co.uk. You can also contact Kenny at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Websters is based in Wishaw and supplies portable and fixed power tools.  There is also a hire division.  They are very knowledgeable and have a fully-equipped service centre.  They also have an online store accessed from here.

Just Wood

Just Wood, based in Ayr supply a full range of timber blanks and woodturning equipment.  Visits are organised to Broxburn on a regular basis, linked to a turning demonstration.  Charlie will bring supplies along with him.  The open weekends, staged throughout the year are worth a visit with Tracy Owen and Mick Hanbury among others showing their skills.

Scottish Wood

Scottish Wood, based at Oakley, Dunfermline supply kiln-dried timbers from native species.  These are mainly planks and ideal for furniture making.  It is always adisable to ring them before you set off to ensure someone is available.  Their website can be reached from here.

Lanarkshire Hardwoods

Patrick Baxter supplies kiln dried timbers from his premises at Carnwath.  He is also a member of Scottish Furniture Makers.  Please check the site, which can be reached from here before travelling.

The Time and Pen Company

Alex Stewart in Kinross stock a large supply of Pen parts, Kits spares etc for Pen makers and has a good supply of Clock and Watch Inserts. He carries a good stock of project articles and will try and source your hard to find pieces.


Dan at TaylorsMirsfield is a pen kit and accessory supplier.

His pen are designed in the UK and his pens can be sold at premium prices.


Beaufort Ink

Phil at Beaufort Ink supplies ink refills.

These refills are top of the range and as good as the originals (if not better)


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:00

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