just a dude
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Cincinnati, Ohio
Take the class?
I've been waiting to finish a bed for my son before I begin to try using a lathe that I have sitting around. It's a Ridgid. Nothing fancy.
Anyway, I expect to be finished in the next few weeks or so at the rate things are going. At the end of June, the nearest Woodcraft is conducting a "Woodturning Basics" class. It costs $120.
My questions are, has anyone taken one of these classes? Would you recommend it to give me a jump start? Would I be alright to just watch a Richard Raffan DVD and dive into it?
I like the idea of having the $120 for other things, but feel like I could eliminate a lot of trial and error if the class is decent. I have turning tools, but know little about them.
I'm torn on this one. Advice? Oh, if it makes any difference, I'm thinking I'll start with pens and shortly afterwards try bowls and spindles.