Here is my Woodturning!
by Jeff Rankin
26 or 27 years ago I took a turning class in Seattle, WA on a mini-lathe. At the time I was a young officer on active duty in the US Army. We turned out a few small pens and tops. I was hooked but couldn't afford a mini-lathe back then. Fast forward to this past December, I had the opportunity to purchase a new lathe. I watched a number of YouTube videos, read lots of articles and jumped in.
I have been turning for about 8 week. Every time I turn on the lathe I learn more. My oldest daughter suggested French rolling pins. I did a little research and jumped in. I have turned a number of woods that have turned out great. All of my family and friends want one and I am setting up shop to start selling them.
I turn full-sized and one-handed rolling pins. I have also turned a few bowls, honey dippers, bar muddlers, shop mallets, and tool handles. I am loving this hobby.
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