Michael Murray Scrolled the Curing Friends Logo !!

Michael Murray from Miter Mike’s Woodshop went live on his Facebook page last night (3/6/2018) and started a project that he will be donating for the Curing friends fundraising campaign auction. The auction will start on July 1st and will run for a week up to July 7th.

Mike is hugely talented with a scroll saw and has kindly offered to create the Curing Friends logo from wood and then donate it for auction.

Mike is a well know YouTuber and runs a very successful channel called Miter Mike’s Woodshop please click on the blue title and go subscribe to see his fantastic projects !!!

To watch the replay of Mike’s live video please click HERE and while your there maybe consider liking and following his Facebook page.

The picture to the right shows the progress of Mikes project so far, many hours will eventually be put into the making of this piece !!

We here at Make It Matter would like to personally thank Mike for his time and generous donation !!


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Launching the Curing friends make it matter campaign !!

We are delighted to be launching a new Make it Matter fund raising campaign and auction !!

It has been a while since we held a Make it matter campaign, and if you click HERE  you can read all about where we have been, what we have done and where we are heading with the concept of Make it matter.

The Curing Friends Campaign has been set up to raise funds for two causes The first being a young man called Brandon Summerlin and his family in Canada.

The second being Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

The proceeds raised from this campaign will be split 50 / 50 between both causes.

Please Click the Curing friends campaign link above to find out how you can help with this campaign !!

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live shows come back !!

I am excited to announce that a new internet connection has been installed at the Templeboy Turnings workshop, and the main tool and working area has been re-organised.

This means that we are ready to start back again with our regular YouTube live shows on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. This Wednesday 24th January will be our first come back show, where Steve will show off the workshop, update viewers with what has been going on over the past few months, and he will also be starting the first live project make and build.

This first return show will also give us a chance to test out the new filming studio and camera set up, and ask the viewers for feed back and interaction.  The new internet connection will also get a good testing.

So please join us on Wednesday evening at 9.30 pm GMT on our YouTube channel.

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Skew practice and getting ready for a new YouTube series.

The miniature goblet & YouTube.

So I spent some time in the workshop tonight and I made this miniature goblet from a piece of sycamore branch. The goblet is 3 inches tall by 1 inch in diameter.

I turned the goblet using only two skews, a 1 inch and a quarter inch.

This goblet and indeed the new series I am starting soon on my YouTube channel was inspired by a maker called Chris Cute. He has a YouTube channel called Make the first cut woodworking    (click on the link to go check his channel out). He recently posted a video about using small branches and milling them into usable project material. This got me thinking and I have decided to create a series on miniature projects turned from small branches and limbs.

I have yet to come up with a name for the new series and you folks are the first to be told about it. (shhhhhhh don’t tell anyone) Maybe you could share some ideas on what to call it and what miniature projects I should attempt?

The lamp

I have been continuing with the glass, wood and copper lamp that I started a couple weeks ago. I have the stem turned and sanded ready for gluing together.

I still have to turn a third and bigger lamp than the other two, make a base, put a finish on the wood, polish up the copper, and wire up the electrics. So still a way to go with it, and it looks like it will be a three part series rather than the two I originally thought.

This lamp will be given to my eldest daughter as a moving in gift for her new house. I think I will call it a steampunk lamp.

I am excited about getting it finished and seeing what it looks like.



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Ready Steady GO #1

So after a few months of not having a working computer and not really being present on social media we are back !!

This is my first official “Blog post” here on Templeboy Turnings brand new webpage. We have worked many hours over the past few weeks creating a fresh new webpage and we are finally ready for the launch.

Thank you to all in the maker community that came together and generously donated towards a new Laptop for us to be able to get back up and running.

Our aim with this new site is to make it as user friendly and user involved as possible, and hopefully build a free subscriber base that can benefit from many planned benefits.


We are working on creating a monthly news letter that will be available to subscribers, with news and information from the maker community around the world. We hope to work with a number of suppliers and businesses and set up discounts that will be available to our subscribers.



We already have three amazing companies working with us !!

Yorkshire grit is a fantastic woodturners product that not only reduces the amount of dust created during the sanding process but also reduces the time doing it and leaves a beautiful base coat ready to apply a finish of choice.

Watch out for future collaborations involving Templeboy Turnings and Yorkshire Grit.



Taylors Mirfield are a UK based company that stock and sell quality made pen kits for the woodturner, all their kits are stunning to look at and comfortable to use. Any pen made using a TM kit will be a beautiful end product. Also available on their website are British made pen kits. 

Templeboy turnings is looking forward to working with Taylors Mirfield throughout 2018.


Harneal Media are a relatively new company that can cater for all your media needs. Specializing in building websites and offering all the tools and maintenance required for a happy and stress free experience while presenting your products and services to the world.

Harneal Media are a great company to work with and have helped us out here at Templeboy Turnings immensely with our new and improved website.


All three companies details can be found in the affiliates page of this webpage by clicking on the tab in the menu.



We Invite you to click the subscribe tab in the menu above and join our growing community and please feel free to post a comment here in the blog section of the site, with any info or questions you may have.

!!20% discount at every check out for all handmade products for  TT members!!



It will be a couple weeks before we have our shop up and running, we are currently taking pictures of the stock we have and designing our store layout.

We are also looking into a merchandise and apparel store that will be a third party company supplying followers with Templeboy Turnings gifts and merchandise.

We will keep you up to date with our shop design progress


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