I got into woodturning about 20 years ago by accident when my wife, not knowing what to get for my birthday, arranged a two day course with Alan Batty. It was almost another year before I got myself a second-hand lathe. I joined the AWGB and Scotswood, and the members of these organisations helped me greatly. When Scotswood folded and Strathclyde Woodturners was born, I found myself wearing two hats, that of Chairman and Secretary. Not because of any ability, but because my workshop near Glasgow was big enough to hold Club meetings. One of the perks of being Chairman is that I get to arrange the chairs for our meetings, and to clean up after demonstrators. One of the perks of being Secretary is that I get to write the monthly Club Newsletter. Largely because our Programme Secretary nominated me to give a Club Demo on interrupted turning, I got interested in this, and am still experimenting with it in various forms. I am pleased to have had a few articles on this type of turning, and on other subjects accepted by the Woodturning Press.