Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Eugene Most of it is just time at the lathe. Turn anything. Especially turn things that are scrap. By that I mean stick a scrap limp or 2x2 on the lathe and just practice turning shapes.
If you want to turn bowls start really small, maybe 4". Again turn green pieces that you can throw away. Concentrate more on the cuts and the form. Since you know your going to toss it you won't worry about little things like catches. After a catch try to figure out what happened and then cut the bowl some more. When you work on a good piece of wood you often try to hard and end up getting bad shapes.