About Us

Gary Pye Woodturning started from humble beginnings with Gary selling woodturning tools and equipment from his workshop in Lismore N.S.W in 1984. This was done in conjunction with running a woodturning business, teaching woodturning, working part time at a university teaching students in woodcraft and doing demo's for various tool companies at woodshows and clubs. This continued till 1994, when we concentrated solely on selling woodturning and woodworking equipment. We moved to the current location in Currumbin in 2001 and purchased the building in 2003.  The company has remained a family business with both sons Huon and Rohan working in the business.
 
Company Director Gary Pye  has been involved in woodworking  all his life, working with his grandfather from an early age then completing an apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery. Gary became very proficient at woodturning from an early age and his work has been featured in Fine Woodworking, Practical Woodworker, Australian Woodworker, Craft Arts and has exhibited his work in Australia and the USA. Gary spent some time in the USA studying the mail order concept and woodworking shops in the early 1990s' and also visited many famous woodworkers and woodturners which he will never forget. Having grown up in Northern NSW Gary has a great appreciation for our native timbers.

Gary started the business to fill a hole in the market for special tools and machinery and to this day we continue to design and sell worldwide our unique product range. The main focus of the business today is sourcing and having made to GPW specs woodworking machinery, accessories and pen parts. Having a lot of connections with the leading suppliers in Taiwan and China, GPW have designed many products which have entered the marketplace and represent excellent quality at affordable prices. Being innovative is the key to our business and it is interesting to see other companies trying to imitate our business from their backyards. Gary has visited Taiwan and China for over 15 years and continues to travel 3 to 4 times a year to find and develop new products.

Sales Manager Huon Pye has grown up in the woodworking business and today is often the first contact most customers have with our business. Huon has completed the Retail Management module. Huon has also travelled and visited many of our key suppliers in Taiwan and China. Most of our website design and photo's are done by Huon also. If you have any problem about your order or delivery please contact Huon and he will check it out for you ASAP. We believe in offering the best customer service and if there is ever a problem or something you would like to discuss, please call Huon on his direct number 07 55257571.