Hi, I’ve been turning since 1986. I was doing a pre release course from the Army and using the lathe was part of the course. I loved it. I went home on leave and bought a second hand Arundel J14 Lathe. I upgraded, quite a few times and now use an Axminster 1628 for day to day turning, aVB 36 for big stuff and a small Axminster lathe for some smaller work. I love turning wood, I’m lucky because I only work 3 days a week so that leaves plenty of time to be in the cave. I like trying different things, whether it’s colouring, texturing, burning or anything else that anyone has done that I can try. If I can pass on any knowledge or tips to others out there is a bonus.