Bob Mercer Woodturner and Pen Maker

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“Individual turnings hand crafted in the UK, make ideal gifts for that special occasion or a treat for yourself.”

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  • 708 Teardrop Keyring made from Oasis Colour Grain Wood

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  • 859 Wooden Wine Bottle Stopper made from Rosewood

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  • 120 Ballpoint Pen made from Southwest Colour Grain Wood

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  • 872 Maple Trinket Bowl with Ebonized Rim

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  • 602 Pendant made from Purple Heart

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  • 601 Pendant made from Padauk Wood

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  • 905 Wooden Square Edged Ash Platter

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  • 808 Wooden Goblet made from Oak

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  • 911 Square  Bowl made from Ash

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  • 912 Canadian Hard Maple Platter

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  • 909  Spalted Silver Birch Vase

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  • 910 Discus Bowl made from Ash

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  • 895 Wooden Pear made from Laburnum

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  • 605 Pendant made from Cocobolo

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  • 816 Tea light Holder made from English Walnut

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  • 843 String and Scissor Tidy-made from English Ash

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  • 850 Light Pull made from Brazilian Tulipwood

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  • 214 Executive Ballpoint Pen made from Rosewood

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  • 215 Executive Ballpoint Pen made from Oasis Colour Grain Wood

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  • 216 Executive Ballpoint Pen made from Indian Purple Heart

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  • 882 Wooden Pear made from Ash

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  • 884 Wooden Apple  made from Scotch Elm

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  • 505 Deluxe Letter Opener made from Wenge

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  • 506 Deluxe Letter Opener made from English Yew

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  • 309 Rollerball Pen made from Pink Ivory

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  • 312 Rollerball Pen made from an Oak Burr

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About Bob Mercer Woodturner and Pen Maker

Bob Mercer Woodturner and Pen Maker

I make lots of shaving from beautiful wood

Robert Mercer, Woodturner and Pen Maker

I have always enjoyed working with wood and in 2002 enrolled on a wood working course at the local high school. Whilst on the course I noticed a lathe in the corner of the workshop and asked if I could use it. The class teacher helped me to make a bowl.

I WAS HOOKED!

With the teacher’s help I made enquiries regarding courses in woodturning. Sandwell College in Smethwick ran woodturning courses for a while until they were transferred to Dudley College where I attended and completed six City and Guilds certificates in woodturning over the next four years. Whilst at Dudley College I joined the Black Country Woodturners Club where I am still an active member. I help new members to improve their skills at hands on nights and sometimes do demonstrations.
In 2007 I was diagnosed with cancer and after my operations I built a shed in my back garden as my therapy. This I now use as my workshop and wood store. After being off work for eight months I took early retirement on health grounds. I was lucky, I am now free of cancer.
Having more time on my hands I was in my workshop everyday and giving away what I made. My wife told me that I couldn’t keep doing this as a big part of our retirement funds would be spent. She asked if I could try to sell what I had made, I hadn’t a clue. The Beacon Centre in Sedgley were holding a Craft Fair to raise funds so I applied for a stall and was successful. I sold £90 worth. People seemed to liked what I turned so I applied for other Craft Fairs in the area and Bob Mercer Woodturner was born! I now have a little woodturning business which keeps me active and means I can keep doing what I love.
I am also a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and the International Association of Pen Turners along with Burcot Woodturning Club and the National Market Traders Federation.
In the past I have attended Craft Fairs in Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Malvern but as I’m now 71 years young I stay more local going to the Midlands Arts Centre, Canon Hill Park Craft Markets in Birmingham, Wellington Mid Summer Fair, Bantoch House Craft Fairs in Wolverhampton and Highbury Hall Craft Fairs in Birmingham
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What you can make from wood is endless just use your imagination.”

Without the help and support of Carol my wife I wouldn’t be able to turn as much as I do and attend Arts and Crafts Markets.

A big thank you Carol.
Bob

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