Here are a few photos of how I set up the wood burner converting from 120volt USA to 240volt Australia.Firstly I was tempted to make the DIY microwave transformer version, then thought about the Neon Sign Transformer but not being confident in doi...
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Started wood carving by accident while trying to prove a point to a guy who said he could not shape his animal carving. At the local Easter Fair in 2008 I watched the local wood turning club members demonstrating and after asking some questions was told "you're a bit old to start this game mate" that got the shackles up and off I went and bought a Midi Lathe and a couple of wood blanks and proceeded to teach myself to turn.
As a self taught wood turner I have found there is so much information on the internet and it is a matter of having a go at the different elements of turning, first I made a slot of shavings and fire wood but these failures also add to the lessons learnt. Over the years I have got to enjoy turning plywood and then ventured into doing bowls from aboard on the band saw and scroll saw.
Another plus is you can forget this so called "golden rule" and do your own thing. Never take things to seriously and have fun creating something different and don't be afraid to share what you have learnt. I have been asked to demonstrate how I do things at the club that told me I was "to old to start wood turning and one day I might even do that.
-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.
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