I recently turned 60, and thoughts turned to what I might do when I hit retirement at the grand old age of 66. I am in the position now, where I don’t need to work, but choose to, as I am an IT Contractor profession.
Back in the 1970’s I did a bit of woodworking/turning whilst at school, and I thought to myself recently, I quite enjoyed back then, I know what I will do, buy a lathe and become a wood turner, and who knows, it might make me a few bob, if I become good at it.
So, I bought a lathe last week, and started to practice, its then you realise, oh, I need that widget as well, so off to google to find it
Hopefully, the raw commodity should be an issue, living where I do, and I prune back every year – with a chain saw, so I am into extreme pruning 🙂
It’s good to see somebody getting back into woodturning. What lathe did you go for and what do you think you will be making?
There certainly are a lot of widgets and thingamebobs involved but if you are just starting out you shouldn’t need to go crazy. Getting to grips with the basics is what Ed ( our boss and resident turner ) would advise.