I still have no Idea what I’m doing………..but the happy accidents are becoming more frequent!
I got started about 4 yeas ago when several members of our club introduced me to turning and then have mentored me. Until contact with the Enchanted Woodturners, I had never touched a lathe, and had no interest in learning. Now I am hooked, an absolute addict! I have gone from a mild interest in a hobby, into a 60 hour a week obsession.
The greatest surprise is that I can do any of this at all. I have never had any interest in art and have never, ever displayed any talent for it. I am still genuinely surprised when something comes off the lathe finished that I “did that”. At best I could have called myself a framing carpenter. I am now oddly considering considered calling myself an Artist. Well, maybe a budding artist……….
Don’t neglect the bottoms, I find you can really surprise people by putting as much effort on the bottom of a platter as you do on the top!
Visit Don’s Shop at CHOMP in Santa Fe, 550 Cerrillos Road – The primary focus of this shop is Kitchen tools