David Springett's interest in woodturning began when he was a woodwork teacher. By reading every one of the few books then available, experimenting, practising and persevering, he slowly improved his skills. Since leaving teaching nearly 20 years ago, he has earned his living doing what he enjoys most, turning wood.

At the end of a working day, spent turning highly decorated lace bobbins in the traditional English style, he would allow himself the relaxation of experimental turning. From this developed the fascination with the apparently impossible and somewhat improbable in turned wood.

David and his wife Christine live in Rugby, Warwickshire, where they are enjoying a hectic semi retirement, gardening, writing books and doing all of the other things they never had time for.