Started turning in the spring of 2008, but I have wanted to ever since turning a gavel and a nut bowl in grade 7 wood shop. I kind of forgot about turning for a long time and did some flat work then a friend inherited a lathe but didn't have room for it so he he asked if I wanted it, I said "I'll be there in ten minutes". That was a cheap hobby lathe but it got me started on the path into the vortex!! Since then, in November 2008 I bought a Delta Milwaukee 1460 lathe built in 1944, and refitted with a 3HP 3 phase motor and leeson controller. I am currently doing a six month tour in Kandahar Afghanistan as a civilian sopport worker for our Canadian troops.