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How to order from us

The Old Hyde, Little Yeldham Road, Little Yeldham, Near Halstead, Essex CO9 4QT

Telephone 01787 237291. Fax 01787 238522

VAT number 102030849

To find us navigate 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 Little Yeldham/Sudbury. Three quarters of a mile on you will see a farm on the left. Pull into the farm yard entrance between the white farm house and the barn. There is a white sign on the left "Woodturning Supplies". If you reach the turning into Hyde Wood Road you have gone 30 yards too far.


All about us (the good things anyway)

We are a small family firm founded by the late Peter Child. For over 35 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 lathes, tools, chucks and accessories

We manufacture PYROGRAPHY equipment for burning pictures on wood

We give free demonstrations on woodturning 1st and 3rd Saturdays in every month

Christopher Child (second son) offers tuition based on Peter's original 2 day course. He is known for his many magazine articles on woodturning.

How to order from us
Sorry but we do not yet have fancy shopping online software but you can order or get quotes by email and send personal or card details by secure server. We also accept credit card orders by fax, 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 If some pages are out of date I am sorry but it is just that the shop has to take priority. I have tried to make it as simple as possible, with no fancy effects, to give you quicker download. It was written in raw HTML using a text editor on an Acorn computer. Acorn computers were British made with a British operating system (not Windows) running on a British inspired microprocessor (StrongARM now made by Intel). If you want to know more try this link If you have sworn at your PC lately you might just consider the alternative virus-proof incorruptible OS. I reckon I am two or three times more productive on RiscOS than on Windows especially on DTP, colour advertisements etc.

I learned HTML using Joe Barta's excellent web tutor, the basic version of which you can download free from 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.

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