About our shop
OPEN Tuesday to Friday 9 - 4.00pm and 9 to 12 noon on Saturdays (except demo Saturdays 9 to 4-30)
CLOSED Sundays and Mondays
The Old Hyde, Little Yeldham Road, Little Yeldham, Near Halstead, Essex CO9 4QT
Telephone 01787 237291. Fax 01787 238522
The shop stocks a huge display of goodies just for woodturner's, including lathes, bandsaws, grinders, hundreds of tools, hardware, polish and abrasives.
Pyrography equipment is also on display and you can try pyrography out for yourself.
The woodstore with hundreds (over 2000 at last count) of European and exotic hardwood blanks all on display and priced. Blanks are mostly discs or chunky square section, planed so you can see the grain. There are also usually some burrs, banskia nuts acrylic and polyester pen blanks, imitation ivory etc.
To find usNavigate to Great Yeldham on the A1017 (was the A604) between Halstead (6miles) and Haverhill (7miles). Turn off the main road near the post office. You will immediately see a Y fork - take the right fork signed Gestingthorpe/Bulmer. Three quarters of a mile on, you will see a junction sign and "slow" marked on road. 70 yards beyond, pull into the concealed farm yard entrance on the left just before a little postbox on right, and 30 yards before you get to the junction (with Hyde Wood Road). There is a white sign "Woodturning Supplies".
From the Little Yeldham direction we are 1 mile from Little Yeldham church (with wooden steeple). Head for Great Yeldham. Go 30 yards past the junction with Hyde Wood Road and turn right into our entrance just past small postbox on left on pole.(entrance difficult to see and sign not visible from this direction).
If you have sat nav or use Google Maps type in the postcode CO9 4QT and that should get you here
WE ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS. Open Tuesday to Friday 9 to 4-00pm. Open Saturdays 9 to 12 noon except demonstration days when we open 9 to 4-30.
We are a small family firm founded by the late Peter Child. For over 40 years we have specialised in helping woodturners enjoy their hobby. We pride ourselves on the quality of advice freely given to all turners - especially beginners.
We have a mail order supply business selling all kinds of woodturning equipment materials and hardware.
We have a retail shop at Little Yeldham
We design and make woodturning tools, chucks and accessories
We manufacture PYROGRAPHY equipment for burning pictures on wood
Christopher Child (second son) offers tuition based on Peter's original 2 day course. He is known for his many magazine articles on woodturning.
to order from us
We launched our Online Shop June 24th 2009. I am adding products as fast as time allows but it will be some time before our entire product range is available there.
We also accept credit card orders letter, or telephone. (There is a 24 hour answerphone service.)
About this website
This website, as you have guessed, is not a slick commercial one but a humble homespun affair cobbled up in evenings and weekends. If some pages are out of date I am sorry but it is just that the shop and manufacturing have to take priority. I have tried to make it as simple as possible, with no fancy effects, to give you quicker download. It was first written in 1999 in raw HTML using a text editor on an Acorn computer which although regarded as a museum piece now, still runs all day every day in our shop. I now also use Linux as much as possible and manage to avoid M$ Windows most of the time.
I learned HTML using Joe Barta's excellent web tutor, the basic version of which you can download free from www.pagetutor.com It is really useful to learn even a few elementary HTML tags and it gives you the ability to fine tune your website. It is so easy! I never even considered using Frontpage or similar programs.