Woodturning is a highly satisfying skill that is much like riding a bike. If you learn the basic fundamentals then they remain with you for life.
The joy of woodturning exists in taking rough stock and fastening it between centres or on a face plate and creating a beautiful project in a very short period of time.
Initially, the learning process, (shavings) ends up on the floor, however, sound tuition, sharp gouges and chisells will have you turning beads, coves and tapers in no time.
English chair bodgers literally strung rope on saplings and crafted simple woodlathes and turned legs and spindles for basic furniture centuries ago.
Today, we have the joy of turning kitchenware, furniture components, joinery products and architectural features on electronic lathes with superbly designed and engineered tooling.
Artistic woodturning is both a profession and art in the USA and has an increasing following in Australia.
This class should be of interest to clients who are seeking to purchase some equipment or purchasing a voucher for a friend or relative.