The Ladder to Improved Turning Skills

I first started “turning” (and by that I mean gouging or scraping
wood) over 30 years ago as an adjunct to my flat woodworking. Who
knew that tools weren’t sharp off the shelf, or that the tools were
designed to cut and not scrape.

It wasn’t until I joined a woodturning club and started taking
workshops that I had my “AHA!” moment and started to have
satisfaction in my turning. As my skills have improved, I still consider
it essential to take advice and classes from as many different turners
as possible in order to add that extra trick to my turning bag.
Catoctin Area Turners offers many different opportunities for
both the beginner and the experienced to learn and improve their
turning skills. At our monthly meetings we learn from professionals
and talented local and regional turners brought in by the Club. If you
see something you admire at Show and Tell, ask that fellow member
to show how it’s done. Consider taking advantage of the Club
mentoring program to bring your skill set to the next level. Attend
Thursday Night Turning (TNT), see what others are doing, ask
questions and try something under the watchful eye of a more
experienced turner. Take a workshop that the Club sponsors. You get
hands on training in a small group from a nationally recognized,
professional turner.

So soar to your next turning level and grab all that the Club has
to offer!