I was introduced to woodturning way back in my 7th grade woodshop class.Â I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew that I enjoyed it.Â Unfortunately, my shop teacher didn’t spend any time teaching us how to use it, so none of us were very successful.
I loved it though.
Many years later I found an antique SEARS tube lathe at a flea market that I used to reignite my passion for turning wood.Â It didn’t take too long until I wanted a bigger and stronger lathe, so I ended up buying a NOVA 3000.Â This lathe had a large motor, and a rotating headstock the combination of which put the SEARS lathe to shame.Â I thought I had found my last lathe.
Of course I was wrong.Â Several years passed when the opportunity to purchase a used, but like new, Powermatic 3520 reared its’ head.Â I jumped on it and now have one of the best lathes on the market.Â I can’t imagine buying anything to replace it.
Woodturning doesn’t have to be expensive.Â In these pages I hope to show you some inexpensive ways to make your tools and supplies.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!