I've enjoyed woodturning for years, but I'll never forget my first project - a bowl. It didn't make it off the lathe (my tool caught, resulting in a large crack), but it was the start of a great woodturning journey. I've turned many projects since. Some I love, some are firewood. But with each, my methods and confidence improves. And that's the secret. Jump back on the lathe knowing that every mistake is another lesson learned and technique improved.
I hope these articles and videos are helpful as you begin your woodturning journey. With a little patience and the ability to laugh at yourself (and those mistakes), you'll soon have more pieces of woodturned art than you know what to do with!