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    Hi guys, I live in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. If I wanted to learn Wood turning where is a good suggestion to start. I know VicWood can't be more than 10Km from and I have thought about finding out how much is classes are.

    I know this be a hard question to answer simply but the VicMarc lathes seem really good and I think made in Australia?
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    Unfortunately, Vic passed away last year. He was a great teacher. I haven't bought an Australian Woodworker magazine for a while now, but there was always a list of people offering classes in the mag.
    I would find it pretty hard to go past a Vicmac lathe if I was in the market.

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    Andrew Potocnik gives lessons - he is in the Macleod/Eltham area. Many years ago, I did a six week course with him at CAE in the city.
    I think Timbecon would have his contact details if you can't find them any other way.

    Andrew Potocnik Fine Woodworking | Melbourne, Australia
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    Very sorry to hear about Vic's passing.. But thankyou all all the advice on lathes and tutoring.
    Steven

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    Pop's Shed also do beginner classes if that's what you are after.
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    There are also woodturning clubs all over the country do a search for your nearest one.
    Regards
    John

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    Hi Steven, what type of wood turning did you want to start with, bowls or spindle work (pens etc).

    Cheers,
    Peter

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