Learning to Turn

Rob-Portrait351By now, those of you who are subscribers to the print Woodworker’s Journal magazine have likely received your September/October issues (and those of you who aren’t subscribers – what’sa matter wit’ ya?)

In that print issue, you’ll find our fifth annual Turners’ Challenge, in which we give four turners the same wood for a starting point – and then watch to see where it goes. You’ll also find my editorial (yes, print readers get one of these, too) talking about the new woodworking skill I’m learning: turning.

I’ve been a flat-woodworking kind of guy for years (and years…), but the yearn to turn just recently caught up with me. Is there some kind of woodworking skill that you’ve been itching to learn? Back-to-school time doesn’t just have to be for the kids, you know. You, too, can start cutting dovetails, or carving details, or even turning.

That’s one of the great things about our hobby – there are limitless aspects to it, and it’s never too late to learn.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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