I was introduced to woodturning way back in my 7th grade woodshop class.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew that I enjoyed it.  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.  It didn’t take too long until I wanted a bigger and stronger lathe, so I ended up buying a NOVA 3000.  This lathe had a large motor, and a rotating headstock the combination of which put the SEARS lathe to shame.  I thought I had found my last lathe.

Of course I was wrong.  Several years passed when the opportunity to purchase a used, but like new, Powermatic 3520 reared its’ head.  I jumped on it and now have one of the best lathes on the market.  I can’t imagine buying anything to replace it.

Woodturning doesn’t have to be expensive.  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!

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