Thomas Hyndman is a local wood turner from Eglinton selling a range of turned wood products including bottle stoppers, bowls, tealight holders and pillar candleholders.
From an early age Thomas has been fascinated with lathes. Having trained on a metal lathe as a teenager and always wanted one of his own. Since receiving a wood lathe as a Christmas present it has been hard to get him out of his workshop.
Thomas is a self-taught wood turner and enjoys shaping wood to create one of a kind pieces. He feels fulfilment as he adds the finishing touches and sees the wood grain and natural features shine through. Thomas uses a range of domestic and exotic woods with a preference for ash, maple, cherry and ovangkol but he gets most excited when he finds a piece with a lovely grain he can make 'pop'.