Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cedar Hill, MO.
I have heard that a lot though out the years, "you can only turn pen and bottle stoppers on mini lathes" so don't be to rough on your teacher, most shop teachers are great woodworkers and just like every one they have their favorite style, techniques, and aspects to woodworking, maybe woodturning is not his cup of tea. Thankful when i took shop, my teacher was more like Woodmaster123 and encouraged me to follow my interests in woodturning.
"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..