Have not turned anything yet—have my first class in a couple of weeks. But I’ve been spending a lot (really a lot) of time on the net watching free videos and looking at projects. I’m really getting excited about the possibilities.
I’m very nervous about using the lathe – that’s why I want to take classes and such. I’ve done pens but nothing more (honestly didn’t do those all that well).
Watching these videos have really led me to believe that I can do a lot of small projects and not be physically taxing.
I am a little bit concerned about the vibration. I’m assuming that with sharp tools and a solid bench set up that vibration would not be that great. I would, however, like your opinions on this issue.
I’m thinking that roughing out would be the most vibrating. But I’m seeing that there are ways to get around that as well – such as rounding the corners on a bandsaw – etc.
Anyway – I’d like your opinions on the vibration issue and how to consider lessening that issue. Hopefully I can get some ideas and direction on getting off to a good start.
Thanks in advance.
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