I was recently on Junior Dragons Den, and I secured a €2000 bursary and mentoring from Peter Casey! To watch my pitch, just click on the following link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBvMy1lQP4&feature=youtu.be
Conor Lynch Woodturning is a company based in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. It was set up by Conor Lynch, when he was 11, in October 2010 to produce handmade wooden bowls, clocks, candleholders, chopping boards, pens and other high quality bespoke products from locally sourced sustainable wood. I frequently do commission work, just email me with your idea for a piece!
"I started woodturning when I was 11 years old. I knew from the first shaving that this was something I wanted to do and keep doing, so I bought a lathe out of my own money and started making bowls at first and more recently I've started expanding, and I now make clocks, candleholders, chopping boards and pens as well as bespoke commissions"
All the wood I use is sustainably sourced-I have never cut down a tree. All the wood I use either fell down or was going to a dump or firewood pile. I sometimes go out to a forest to collect wood that has fallen down.
If you want a bowl, platter, box or anything else made especially for you, I can do that! Just send me an email with the approximate size you want it, any engravements or a particular kind of wood you want. I will email back with the approximate price and how long it will take. Please note that the price for commissions may be higher than the price shown for ready-made bowls, platters and boxes being sold in my shop.
Examples of commisions I make are guitar stands, boxes and pens, aswell as bowls, platters etc.
I mostly use Ash, Beech and Sycamore for my items, simply because these are the most common woods to find in Ireland. I also use Oak, Yew, Teak, Cherry, Walnut, Laburnum, Mahogany, Eucalyptus, Elm, Flamed Beech, Whitethorn, Iroko, Tulip, Poplar, Bog Oak, Redwood, Apple wood and Plum wood. I particularly like the patterns on spalted woods-mainly Ash and Beech