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Rotational Matters

Wood Turning

Welcome to Rotational Matters Woodturning


I create useful works of art from wood through woodturning.  Using the lathe means my creations are a variation on a cylinder shape from bowls (boxes in woodturner's lingo), and coasters, to spindle based objects like dibbers (planting sticks) and muddlers (to mix your drinks). My workshop in located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  I usually work with local Maritime Canadian wood.


Mark Hazen

2024 Events for Rotational Matters

Just got accepted to the Dartmouth Makers Aldernay market on 26 July, 5-9 pm, should be fun.  Out doors under the tent at Aldernay Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth.  Come on down.


I expect to be back at both the Dartmouth Handcrafters Show, 8-10 Nov @ Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth, and the same weekend at the Nova Scotia Art and Craft show, 8-9 Nov @ Cedar Event Centre in Clayton Park.  Will be a bit of a trick but Mrs. Rotational Matters is going to host one of them while I am at the other.  There will be different product (bowls etc) at each so you may want to come to both shows.  They are both quite good shows with great hand crafted products, and well worth attending.

If you wish to buy something you see here online, please contact me at

Many people are curious about the process of woodturning.  I have made two videos of me making a beech bowl and a biscuit cutter so you can see some of the process.  These are not meant to be instructional videos.

News from the Shop:

February 2024

I am finally back in the shop.  I spent some time getting a much needed banister in for Mrs. Rotational Matters before I could get to my happy place.  I have been finishing some smaller pieces and trying to create some space so I can move some of my wood from the garage  to my workshop.

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