I am delighted to introduce you to this guide to woodturning.


There is a saying which claims ‘it is never too late to learn’ and I hope everyone, be you a novice or a more experienced woodturner will find useful and practical information in this guide. 

In recommending it to you may I stress it is not intended to be read through from beginning to end, like a novel, nor like a textbook full of statistics and technical jargon. It is a handbook available for continual guidance. To help you to get full enjoyment both as a woodturner as well as assisting you to achieve high standards in your craftmanship. 

May I therefore urge you to make full use of its contents and may it never gather dust for lack of use. 

Tony Smart