Just a few lines to say thank you for a great Demo on Thursday evening everyone I have spoken to said how much they enjoyed your demo ( we had 52 present) members were saying they picked up quite a few tips
Wight Woodturners were pleased to welcome Pete and Mo Moncrieff-Jury to demonstrate their crafts at the Spring Professional Demonstration for 2016. Together Pete and Mo run small a business called Bodrighy Wood from their home in Wiltshire selling craft-ware which includes goblets, crafting tools and artistic items. Pete will also work on commission and offer turning tuition. Mo has previously traded as Wood’n’Gems but now helps Pete decorate and present their work.Throughout the day Pete and Mo let us into many “secrets” of their craft and demonstrated many interesting techniques. From our day, I guess members took away much food for thought in their approach to their future projects. A few pictures below show some of the highlights from the day
Full account here
The demo was great; a number of the members commented on the way you demonstrated that hollow forms could be achieved using standard tools that most have in their workshops and the use of less than perfect blanks. We are a club which has a number of 'beginners' and less experienced turners so being shown that there is no need to rush out and buy the specialists tools to achieve good quality hollow forms was wonderful. And the whole thing fitted in with our March competition theme. We are now expecting more than the usual number of entries, especially in the beginners category.
It opened my eyes and, along with the pieces you brought along showed that many of us discard what we consider poor wood to readily.
Just got back from our Woodturning club where Pete did an evening demo for us and As you know I don't Bullshit.It was an exceptionally good demo everybody enjoyed it and if you want a good demonstrator for your club book Pete
a really good evening last Monday, thank you very much
I look forward to seeing you again later in the year.
I have had a written report of the evening and have spoken to several members who tell me that they thoroughly enjoyed the evening, your manner of presentation and its content, full marks all round. One of our members has already made and tested a spanner tool which you mentioned. I was sorry to have missed the evening.Thank you for coming to visit us and we will be happy to keep you on our list of demonstrators for future occasions.
I am a church pastor and use your goblets in wedding ceremonies. Your workmanship is superb and the couples receive them with gratitude
Japanese Hair Stick
Table Centers and custom rustic T lights
the spindle arrived!!!!!!!!!! beautiful, thanks so much!
Thank you so much Pete it's lovely!!!!
Mortar & Pestle
i bought a mortar and
Gorgeous and quite unique, well worth the wait. The design and detail is lovely.
Beautifully made...really happy...THANK YOU Pete your a Star!!
Top Whorl Spindle and Crochet hook
Thank you for all your help and great service. Lovely woods and friendly maker! I am happy with my top whorl spindle and crochet hook.
Pagette (The Silver Octopus)
Mortar & Pestle
Beautiful! I absolutely love it!! I was afraid it might be too big, but its perfect. The workmanship is excellent, and I know I will treasure it for many years to come. Thank you so very much!
They are beautiful! I can't believe you got them here for Christmas. Thank you soooo much!
My mom loved this - thank you very much.
Even better than the photo, really nice heavy vase. Arrived quickly & packed well - thank you!
gorgeous item that was really well packaged, had some issues with post (not the sellers fault - blame the snow) but seller was great and made sure we got a wand in plenty of time for christmas. My daughter is going to love it.
Bowls for pyrographer
Pete, got them this morning. I am so delighted with them. They are beautiful. Almost seems a shame now to burn on them!!...............Thank you again. These bowls are amazing.
I first came across Bodrighy Wood on line, and was impressed by
his range of products and purchased three large Christmas Icicles
which were made to order. These arrived promptly and I was
delighted with them and have continued to buy items both for
myself and as gifts since. Pete's work is of excellent quality,
beautifully designed and his love of his main medium, wood, shines
through. I now own several pieces from Bodrighy Wood from the
original Christmas Decorations to a larger Wood Sculpture from his
recent Japanese influenced range and will undoubtedly acquire more
in the future.
I have been fortunate enough to commission several individual
works by Pete both large and small and can say his talent and
craftsmanship are exemplary. Not only does Pete possess the skill
and ability to produce high quality wooden artefacts but also his
creations turn an everyday item, such as, a pestle and mortar into
a work of art.
The first thing Pete made for me was a seam ripper. Anyone who
has used a shop-bought one will know how horrid they are to hold,
as the handle is so skinny. Pete's seam rippers have nice chunky
handles which are long enough to get a comfortable grip on, making
the onorous task of unpicking seams far more pleasant.
I have several things from Bodrighy Wood, which I discovered
online, and am thrilled with all of them. My order was filled
promptly and arrived in perfect condition, all the way to Texas!
I have known Pete now for several years and have followed his
progress online through various web pages and forums. Pete's work
is excellent and and the research, planning and time he puts into
his work is second to none . I know of no other woodturner who
offers such a varied amount of hand turned crafting tools from
spinning wool, buttons for sewing and lace bobbins to name a few.
He also specalises in wedding goblets and well goblets in general.
However this is not all he does, he collaborates and makes
components for jewellery and makes one off sculptural pieces also.
I would highly recommend Pete if you are looking for that
something different and unique. He is helpful and will work
closely with you to get you just what you want.
I have be coveting Pete’s work for a long time now, in fact
if I won the lottery I would buy his entire range of goblets,
bowls, plates, vases and candlesticks because he hasn’t turned
one yet that I didn’t love. A true traditional Master Craftsman
he has a wonderful ability to bring out the very heart of a piece
of wood no matter what shape it is turned to. I would be hard
pressed to pick favourites but if I had to I would say:
Amazing, great quality work. Good customer service. Always happy to make strange items to my exact requirements. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a very special piece made."
Pete's work is outstanding. I've been a customer and a collaborator with him; he's very professional and his artistic skills are amazing."
Over the years I've had several pieces from Pete, both for me and to give. He's never let me down yet: always beautifully made and finished, sensibly priced and well packed for delivery. And the work is so imaginative."
Pete's work is amazing. Very professional and highly recommended."
Pete's work is truly innovative. Professional and passionate about his work, we would highly recommend him."
Pete is an artist and superb craftsman. I have several of his pieces and I would highly recommend him."
Pete is a true craftsman. I have been extremely pleased with the items he has crafted for me. He can always turn my vague idea into some beautiful in wood!"
Inspired - and inspiring, Pete has some great ideas which he is able to translate into the most beautiful and desirable objets d'art."