Client Testimonials: John from J.A.D.Creations

Client: John, JAD Creations 

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Year: 2023


The Project: Upgrading John's lathe!

Woodfast Dealer: Beyond Tools

Meet John from JAD Creations

Perth based woodturner John Dawson, better known as JAD Creations, recently purchased a WOODFAST WL3040A 3HP Heavy Duty Wood lathe.

We dropped round for a chat to get John’s thoughts on his brand new lathe..

John, why did you buy a WOODFAST Lathe?

WOODFAST is Australia’s second oldest woodworking brand, and even though things have changed a little, the product is still distributed by an Australian company. I like the idea of supporting local business. And besides that, all the reviews for WOODFAST are exceptional!

How would you rate the performance of your WOODFAST lathe?

I have owned a few lathes, but now that I am doing more and more turning, I needed a lathe that really performs. I love the power and build quality of the WOODFAST lathe, I reckon it's the lathe that will really help me develop my work for the long term.

What's your favourite thing about your WOODFAST lathe?

I love many features on the lathe, but the standout is the sliding bed. This feature allows me to easily increase the distance between centres with the flip of a switch without the need for any heavy lifting or having to tighten any bolts.

What don’t you like about your WOODFAST lathe? 

I wish there was shelves under the lathe included.

Would you recommend WOODFAST to other woodturners?

Yes. I absolutely recommend the WL3040A lathe to any amateur or professional wood turner. This lathe is heavy, powerful and versatile. Everything you need to get serious about woodturning.

Learn more about JAD Creations

If you want to learn more about John and his woodturning, take the time to visit John’s Socials:

Image credits: 1. John pictured above 2. Johns workshop