Most of my designs combine the two disciplines of wood turning and fretwork, with occasional use of routing and abrasive techniques to produce the required shapes. I have a choice of
over forty varieties of wood, much of which comes as offcuts from timber merchants. I use only hardwoods, with the exception of yew, and in my work I try to emphasize the natural colour and beauty of the
wood. All the puzzles are oiled using Danish Oil and polished by hand. In addition, the bowls and trays are given a beeswax polish, resulting in a finish that is soft and smooth to the touch.