I got into woodturning about 15 years ago by accident when my wife, not knowing what to get for my birthday, arranged a two day course with Alan Batty. It was almost another year before I got myself a second-hand lathe. I joined the AWGB and Scotswood, the members of which helped me greatly. When Scotswood folded and Strathclyde Woodturners was born, I found myself wearing two hats, that of Chairman and Secretary. Not because of any ability, but because my workshop was big enough to hold Club meetings.
Largely because our Syllabus Secretary nominated me to give a Club demo on interrupted turning, I got interested in this and am still experimenting with it in various forms.