I'm willing to teach anyone, everything I know about Woodturning!
I don't really like to talk about myself, but here you go.
I started turning in 2003 with the encouragement of my close friend and neighbor Joe Hagan. He was a great friend and a member of Midsouth Woodturners Guild. He taught me the basics and off I went.
As a lot of turners do starting out, I bought a cheap pipe lathe for $25 bucks and got to turning. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to take classes on a Truck Drivers salary, so I learned the hard way thru the school of many catches and knocking the bowls off the chuck. Which I do not suggest you do!
But I'm so very thankful our club is full of great mentors who are willing to share the great wealth of their knowledge about turning at no charge. What an honor it is to associate with such a great group of people! I learned a great deal of tool application, sanding and finishing from them, as well as from YouTube videos.
I thank you for taking the time to read about me and hope, like me, if you decide to be a Woodturner you will make lifetime friends with some in our club and get to turning.