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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

This summer I will be at the Dartmouth Makers Alderney market on Friday, July 26 from 5-9 pm, should be fun.  This will be out doors under the tent at Alderney Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth.  Come on down.


I am booked at both the Dartmouth Handcrafters Show, November 8-10 at the Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth, and on the same weekend at the Nova Scotia Art and Craft show, November 8-9 at the  Cedar Event Centre in Clayton Park.  It 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 products (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:

June 2024

After some time away for travel, I am back in my shop trying to work through the backlog of blanks to create space for wood left to be processed before the car has to return to the garage for the winter!  Just before travel, I made a couple of pieces to put in the Nova Woodturners Guild Annual Competition.  My entry into the intermediate spindle finished second and the bowl entry finished third.

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