Hello everyone! My name is Cam, and I have been "lurking" around the forum for a few weeks now(primarily the wood turning area). After finally taking the plunge and acquiring some tools for my tiny shop space(about 10' by 12' mud porch), I decided to take another plunge and join this forum. You folks seem by far the friendliest, most helpful and least judgemental group out of all the forums that I browsed. I am a Chef by trade, and have been for around 10 years now. I've always worked with wood(among many other materials) on the side as a hobby, or for the occasional commissioned piece. I am hoping to get more into turning, both utilitarian and artistic pieces. I have no delusions about making money from any of this any time soon. I just enjoy working with my hands. I hope to learn from all of you, and hopefully make a few friends as well.