Greg and I have taken several group turning classes with other very well-known and accomplished wood-turners to increase our skills, all the classes have been good and we learned a lot from each class; however, none compare to the one-on-one attention we received from Rudy taking a class in his home workshop. Rudy is patient and has thoughtful explanations for helping you improve. The projects we worked on during our three-day class exponentially improved our skills. Rudy helped us with our tool sharpening skills too. We were both very happy with our progress and had a blast learning. At the end of the three-day class, I really did not want it to end. Beside the great instruction, Rudy is a good cook and fed us well. His home and workshop are in a beautiful setting.
BTW, we did buy a Grex sander. Have not had time to use it yet, but I am excited to have it. We did buy a couple of new gigs for sharpening too. We can sharpen now and get good consistent results.
I did one practice bowl when we got home and was doing well until I cut right thru the bottom. But I was pleased with the results I was getting until that point, so I am feeling confident. Thank you for great time and excellent instruction, we really enjoyed our time with you!
Best, Angie & Greg Danner