Foremost a master craftsman, but furthermore a hard working entrepreneur with a strong belief in customer service.
Daniel began to learn his craft in 1995 serving his apprenticeship under the tutelage of an reputable Yorkshire wood turning company. After successfully completing his apprenticeship Daniel embarked on a highly successful career defined by key milestones as his wood turning skills evolved and his industry knowledge grew.
Nowadays, Daniel's skills are employed by some of the UK's finest creative design companies and his work is used by some of the worlds highest profile brands in world class Knightsbridge department stores. In 2016 Daniel was accepted into the guild of master craftsman, gaining official recognition for his work.
Traditional wood turning is a dying trade. Daniel and the few remaining masters of the craft have become keepers of knowledge, ensuring these traditional skills are accessible for future generations to learn. Only through their passion and dedication do we retain this close connection with the past.
Born Daniel was born and bred in Yorkshire with strong moral values, a hard work ethic and true Yorkshire grit. These qualities would stand Daniel in good stead as a businessman in years to come.
Apprenticeship In 1995 Daniel began to realise his desire to become a traditional craftsman by starting on the path to an apprenticeship in Wood turning and cabinet making.
Huddersfield College After completing his apprenticeship Daniel's desire to grow an in depth knowledge of his trade and improve his skills saw him embark on a one year woodworking machinery course at Huddersfield College.
Pine By Design In 2000 Daniel opened his first business, Pine By Design, making handmade kitchens and high quality solid wood furniture. After establishing Pine By Design as a leading Yorkshire producer of traditional handmade furniture Daniel would use the craft workshop to launch new ventures as his skills evolved to develop new products in years to come.
Spindles Wood Turning To support increasing trade demand for Daniel's traditional wood turning skills Daniel opened Spindles Wood Turning, dedicated to the production of traditionally made wood turned products such as spindles, pilasters and newel posts.
Guild of Master Craftsmen Following completion of the guild's rigorous selection procedure Daniel was accepted into The Guild of Master Craftsman, earning the right to be called 'master craftsmen'. The Guild promotes excellence; through membership Daniel demonstrates his commitment to customer care and the ability to consistently achieve the highest standards.
Beer Tap Handles After receiving an increasing number of requests from craft brewers to turn traditional beer pump handles, Daniel identified an opportunity to expand with the growth of the craft beer market. After creating a new range of truly unique beer and wine tap handles, Daniel launched BeerTapHandles.co.uk in late 2016 to bring the new products to the online market.
As a member of the guild of master craftsman, Daniel endeavours to do his very best work for all his customers, whether a world class Knightsbridge department store, local trade person or domestic customer. If you need the skills of a master wood turner you can trust Daniel to exceed your expectations.