My name is Andrew,and my hobby is wood! - particularly woodturning,but wood in general.
Born and brought up in Great Ayton,North Yorkshire,so had a relatively rural upbringing - on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park,but in the Teesside commuter belt.Now live in Darlington,County Durham.
Started my working life in 1981 as a tractor driver on a farm near Stokesley;now work in bulk chemical transport as a planner/Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.
Other jobs done along the way include DJ,warehouse worker,tanker driver,traffic operator.
I have always enjoyed DIY of all types,and at the end of 2004,started to build myself a small workshop,and in 2005,bought a small benchtop woodturning lathe - I was very soon smitten with the woodturning bug,and am now on my second lathe.
This means trees,wood,timber - I'm always on the lookout for all of these,and have now found several sources;as it takes many months to dry out,the garden is slowly becoming over-run with drying racks!