I had to retire early due to ill health and after a very active life I found it very hard to be sedentary so was looking for a hobby I could take up. As I lad at school I sneaked into the woodwork class one lunch time and managed to get a piece of wood turning on one of the lathes and played about with it,splinters flying everywhere thoroughly enjoying myself. Then doom happened,I got caught. That earned me the cane but it stayed with me and some thirty years later I started Woodturning. I’m self taught with many hours watching dvds and YouTube,making lots of mistakes (and learning from them) and can now turn some half decent work. Or so I’m told.