BUSI­NESS SNAP­SHOT

The Hamilton Spectator - - HAMILTON BUSINESS - STORY AND PHO­TOS BY JOHN RENNISON, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

“If it’s round, we turn it. “I started turn­ing in 2002. It’s been one year I’ve been turn­ing full-time. “I’ve been do­ing shows and sales for the past 10 years. I left my job (at a fab­ri­ca­tion com­pany) and took this on full-time. “We make bowls, pep­per mills. We take on cus­tom jobs. We do spin­dles and col­umns, one-of-a-kind pro­to­types. We give pep­per mill and bowl work­shops, so peo­ple come in and three or four will leave with a pep­per mill or bowls. “We give les­sons. We rent shop time to ex­pe­ri­enced turn­ers. (Four lathes are avail­able to rent.) “The Auch­mar build­ing: I did the tem­plate for the finials for the light­ning rods on top. They’re made of cop­per and I did the mould so they could make them. “We’re a wood-turn­ing stu­dio for wood turn­ers.”

Hugh Wid­dup works in his stu­dio at The Cot­ton Fac­tory. He also of­fers les­sons, and rents shop time to ex­pe­ri­enced wood turn­ers.

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