Phil Jones started Wood Turning in 1982, serving a six year informal apprenticeship with a family run business specialising in hand and copy turning of various types. Phil started Acorn Woodturning in 1988 and after a few moves is now based in a workshop in Ford in Buckinghamshire. Phil uses his creative skills and experience to produce beautiful handturned pieces in wood. His favourite native species of wood is Ash, because of it’s natural colours and beauty. Phil also enjoys commissions such as large candles sticks which are both creative and challenging but very enjoyable. Phil has taught wood turning evening classes at the well established and recognised Rycotewood college of woodwork. He was also accepted on to the the register of “The Worshipful company of Woodturners” in 2004. He also offers demonstrations of wood turning at clubs and is a regular member at Middlesex woodturning club where he frequently helps on the workshop evenings.