Are there any in the Anchorage area? This is a skill I would like to learn but prefer to have some formal instruction first.
Not looking to open my own studio, just the satisfaction of doing my own work. I'm willing to pay a tuition or trade grunt work for instruction.
Go hang out in a local shop. Just ask if he would be willing to teach you the basics on fleshing and turning. Most times guys are more then happy to teach an eager worker how to flesh and turn. In trade you might learn how to do your own mounts too.