Welcome to the world of woodturning!
New turners — this site is for you.
The world of woodturning is large, complex, and continually growing. In order to enter that world safely and confidently, you need to learn a few basics: How to sharpen your tools, how use the different tools properly, and above all how to work safely. This site is designed to point you to helpful articles and videos by some of the world’s most talented and successful woodturners.
The menu buttons will take you to important areas of woodturning. Click on any button for a rundown of resources chosen with beginning turners in mind.
You may also want to go read the Learning Outcomes curriculum. It details the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become a successful turner.
Also, like the larger world of woodturning, this site is continually growing, with new articles and videos added regularly. Come back often to see what’s new.