Hi, I’m Peter from Essex

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      Just started woodturning at age 74, due to the loan of an old Coronet Major I wanted for its saw table. It’s over 8 feet long and takes up most of the garage. Looked at it and became fascinated by the prospect of turning wood. Read the books, watched the videos but completely forgot about the Tee-shirt. Spoke to Derek Pyatt and he and my brother-in-law got the machine going. My son bought me the Sorby chisels for my birthday and I purchased the Sorby Pro Edge from Olivers as I had no experience of sharpening such odd looking tools.

      So it is a case of “All the gear and no idea”. First results of turning a square piece of wood into a cylinder – Dreadful

      How long does it take to become proficient to carry out a simple basic task like that?

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