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!