My story isn’t a long one as I have not been turning as long as some of you have.
I got into woodturning thanks to my soul mate who said ” you can do that ” and ended up with a lathe for Christmas and a lesson with a local turner and things went from there. That happened in 2003 .
Fast forward to 2010 and having not really got into turning in a big a way as I had hoped , sadly my wife passed away suddenly in 2010 and left me devastated.
It is amazing the dark places your mind can go in times like this. That’s when I turned more of my time to woodturning. Between that, friends and fellow wood turners, it has helped a whole lot and has kept the demons at bay .