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Blog entry by BarbS posted 07-15-2010 06:42 PM 3644 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve updated my workshop info because this week I brought home from Seattle a used, brand-new-to-me Woodfast short-bed bowl lathe I’m very excited about. I had to move things around to create a new work station for it, and am planning on making good use of the silver maple bowl blanks I’d stored up. New work coming soon!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/



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Roper

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#1 posted 07-15-2010 06:48 PM

That is a great machine you will not be disappointed. hope you got it for a good price, have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 07-15-2010 06:56 PM

I am jealous (bright green jealous) envious, thrilled for you, in awe of that machine. May you enjoy it eternally and make great stuff for yourself and to share with us..will you adopt me? I’m still envious of your bandsaw & drill press!!!

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BarbS

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#3 posted 07-15-2010 06:59 PM

Roper, it was $1500, and the professional turner I bought it from was upgrading to a Robust Sweet 16, which she loves. To tell the truth, I think I got the better lathe. ;-)
Michelle, I am selfishly keeping it all to myself (grin again.)

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Mary Anne

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#4 posted 07-15-2010 07:21 PM

That’s a solid looking machine, perfect for spinning bowls. What is the swing on that sweet thing?

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hairy

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#5 posted 07-15-2010 07:33 PM

Have fun!

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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SPalm

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#6 posted 07-15-2010 07:50 PM

That is so cool. Good for you.
I would really like to play on something so nice. Look forward to some projects.

Congrats Barb,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BarbS

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#7 posted 07-15-2010 07:50 PM

The swing is 20”, with variable speed, reversible, and spindle lock and indexing guide. More lathe than I know what to do with (for now.)

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 08:14 PM

congrat´s with your new toy Barbs
looks like it will gives you a lot of fun
the next many years :—))

the only thing to say is , now you take care do you hear :—)
enjoy and have fun

Dennis

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Mary Anne

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#9 posted 07-15-2010 08:26 PM

Oh, that sounds like a dream, Barb! We’ll be expecting big things from you now, both literally and figuratively. :) Be sure to wear your safety gear!

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 07-15-2010 09:01 PM

My, my it’s a well known turners reject, eh? I think the bowls she creates, may just pop off the lathe without her…wild horses!!!!! may be in your future!!!

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BarbS

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#11 posted 07-15-2010 09:53 PM

gulp.. yes, great things are now expected of me by others! But the way I figure it, she started out having to learn her way, just as I am. I’ll get there, maybe not with pyrography, but in some way. The lathe is set for a new adventure.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 07-15-2010 10:46 PM

I think you will grow, as the lathe has great capacity and features. It will run very smooth and take whatever you throw at it. With all the options open for you now, you can experiment with abandon. Open your mind & go for it. I think maybe wild oppossums? Wonder if there’s a market???HMMMMM :-) Ask Mary Anne..wild raccoons? Maybe you can do wild horses and have that Scottish gal sing her famous rendition of WILD HORSES,.in your garage as a help to get you in the zen of it all….The possibilities boggle my mind!! :-)

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BarbS

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#13 posted 07-15-2010 10:55 PM

;-) Yes, wild horses are good, but they’ve definitely been done. And the mind does indeed boggle, mine as well as yours. Take a breath, Michelle. I’m much slower than some others in development; a true ‘late-bloomer.’ I can only get ‘in the Zen of it all’ out in my shop if I am uninterrupted, and that is so rare I can count the events of it on one hand after twenty years! My head is full of ideas. Now if I can only get it to translate through the hands.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 07-15-2010 11:08 PM

Wow that is a sweet looking lathe Barb. Congratulations

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#15 posted 07-16-2010 12:09 AM

What a dandy good lathe you have!
I am envious!
Enjoy!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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