As others have done so generously with me, I am happy to share ideas, resources, references.
ECONOMY WOODTURNING SHOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Equip a beginning woodturning shop at modest cost.
WOODTURNING VIDEOS There are so many videos out there on wood turning, many of which are very useful and some professionally produced, and they are free. This is a site I have devoted to collecting the best and most useful, and organizing them by subject.
MUSTARD MONSTER SITE For many years I used a Powermatic 3520a lathe. I accumulated a large number of tips which I published on the Mustard Monster Site. These tips are mainly the contributions of other PM3520 turners, ideas I have scrounged up from the internet and compiled. Since my new lathe is a Stubby, responsibility for the site is now being transitioned to Mike Peace.
FUN AND EASY STARTER PROJECTS at the bottom of this page. And even more HERE.
TOOL SHARPENING HANDBOOK that covers initial shaping of new tools and keeping them sharp.
TURNERS REFERENCE GUIDE is Ron Brown’s fine one page summary of just about every truism you need to know to be a fine turner.
GOLD COUNTRY WOODTURNERS A chapter of the American Association of Woodturners serving Nevada County, California and nearby towns. Seven of us local turners hooked up and founded the chapter. We share our skills and ideas, teach, and welcome new turners.
NORCAL WOODTURNERS Because of my move to Lincoln, CA, I have recently rejoined the Sacramento chapter of the AAW. A larger club with an excellent program and a renowned youth turning program at a local junior high school for students with special challenges.