This section describes how I got started with wood turning, and in particular my experiences with turning bamboo countertop material. Note that the background image for this section is a photo of the butcher-block type of bamboo countertop I purchased for my initial set of projects. There ar other types as well; see the Wood Selection section for details.
When I searched for information on turning bamboo stock I found no information at all. There are lots of links for turning all sorts of other wood types, but I could not find anything about bamboo. Since I am a beginner at wood turning I decided to post all the information I've accumulated so far. So please click the links at left to go to the indicated topic.