I have been woodturning for some years now, since 2008. I produce a variety of items ranging from household goods and ornaments to clocks and trophies. Most are produced on commission: I work with customers to realise their idea for a design, usually through an exchange of emails. There is a large and continually growing gallery of woodturning items on this site. There are also pictures of the latest woodturning pieces I have made on an index page.

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Woodturning magazine Issue 287 - Winter 2015.

Winter 2015 article

An article about me and my work appeared in Woodturning magazine in the Winter 2015 edition, Issue number 287 (not the December edition). There is a regular feature in this magazine called In the Workshop with ... and this month they looked at my workshop, and featured some of the items I produce, through a series of interview questions and answers. Read the article ...

Kind words

Customers sometimes write about the commissions they have received. Here are a selection of their kind words.

Trophies and commemorative items
I produce a wide variety of wooden trophies and commemorative items for schools, clubs, and sporting competitions. I welcome commissions for trophies, which will be designed on an individual basis.

More details on trophies


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The garden at Garth End Cottage, Thornton le Dale

Garth End Cottage

I have been a keen gardener for 30 years, and have opened my garden in Thornton le Dale for charity a number of times.

I keep a log of interesting events in the garden, and trips to other people's gardens on this site, mainly because it is an interest in my life at least equivalent to woodturning.

Garden talks

I have given a number of illustrated talks on gardens over the years, including talks about the development of my own garden over 30 years, garden maintenance, Yorkshire gardens, and National Trust gardens


Garth End Cottage Garden e-mail: oldfern@btinternet.com
Tel: 01751 476005
Mobile: 07881209459
Address: Steve Fearnley
  Garth End Cottage
  Roxby Road
  Thornton le Dale
  North Yorkshire
  YO18 7SX