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Woodturning Clubs question

Hello guys, I just joined a woodturning club and pretty excited about it. Wondering what others opinions are about belonging to a club and any advice for a new member. New to turning myself but learning fast.
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Club members are pretty helpful at answering questions or help with overcoming problems you might be having with a project. Clubs can be another great resource.

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Joining a club is the best thing you can do to speed up the learning curve. There is a lot of great camraderie and sharing of ideas and techniques. I belong to 3 and do demo's for a lot of different clubs.
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Thanks James, I should have read the next thread. Seems everyone has a pretty good opinion of turning clubs. I met some nice people at the first meeting, all very willing to help.
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Another benefit of clubs is that you get the chance to see other lathes, sharpening techniques and tools. I've also found that each part of the country seems to have a unique set of "rules" that helps them deal with green wood. Dry climates and wet climates have different problems to deal with. I can tell you what works for me in Tennessee but if your Colorado you may have to alter the techniques. The locals will know what works there.
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As the librarian for my club another great resource usually provided by a woodturning club is access to lots of dvd's, videos and books that can be watched and read without having to buy them all. Saving money for tools!

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