Writer Profile for John McNay

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John McNay

Torrance, Scotland

I live with my wife in Torrance, a small village, north of Glasgow in the central belt of Scotland.

I took early retirement in 2003 after a 36 year career as a cartographic surveyor & senior manager with Ordnance Survey, the UK national mapping agency.

I’ve always liked working with wood & ‘turning seemed a good route to take when retirement allowed me time to spare.

I did some initial training with Jimmy Clewes but from then on it has been self taught. I do all kinds of turnings but am best known for pen making & coloured platters which I sell at craft fairs & by word of mouth.

I am a committee member for Strathclyde Woodturners having recently passed on the role of club programmer & taken on the library & tool hire.

I am a member of the AWGB & demonstrate at our club from time to time.


Contact Info:

Email: jsmcnay@gmail.com



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Are you a safe woodturner?Nov 2018