what i find most FASCINATING about woodturning, is how a piece of wood can be transformed into a work of art with delicate carving as it spins at roughly 3000 rpms. as a self taught woodturner, i relied on the internet for my teachings and gained valuable skills that would serve my creative juices. i quickly learned that woodturners need to have a certain finesse. the first piece i turned, flew off the lathe and left a memorable dent in my garage door. my next learning was that i needed to handle my gauges with care and not jam them in pieces while they spin. i have since gone from turning bowls to stabilizing wood and working with resin.