The New Tool - Grizzly Lathe G0462 #1: Expecting and waiting anxiously

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Blog entry by IowaWoodcrafter posted 04-15-2008 06:27 PM 1037 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The state income tax man was a little generous this year. I’ve ordered a new piece of hardware for my shop. I ordered a Grizzly wood lathe model G0462. I ordered it on Saturday and it’s going to be delivered either today or tomorrow. Another example of the great customer service I’ve come to expect from Grizzly.

I’ve never used a lathe in my life. I’m anxious to try my hand at turning, but I’m also a little afraid. Turning seems to be something that can be fairly dangerous. Running a board through a table saw isn’t too dangerous if you keep your hands away from the blade and take steps to prevent kickback. I’m a bit afraid of having a tool catching on the wood and having it ripped from my hands.

Anyways, I’ll provide a review of the lathe once I get it and set it up. Would everyone prefer a review of the quality first and a follow up of how it works in use? Or, would you prefer I wait till I’ve had some experience with it?

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#1 posted 04-15-2008 07:07 PM

Looking forward to hearing the review.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-15-2008 07:45 PM

You might want to post a blog of the install to start and then follow up with a review of your experience with the tool- if, of course, you can pull yourself off the lathe long enough to work up a review. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 07:47 PM

Hi Owen,
Check this out it may be of some help to you. Congrats on your purchase and once the lathe bug has bit it bites hard, you wont be able to get away from it. Happy turning to you.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 11:24 PM

I am anxious for you. I bought that same lathe in early March. One word of caution – it is highly addictive!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 04-16-2008 12:26 AM

You’ll be okay. Just keep those sleeves rolled up and let the wood come to the tool.

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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#6 posted 04-16-2008 12:35 AM

There are a stack of really good DVD’s out there for instruction. I can send you a list of some I’ve used if you like.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 04-16-2008 04:28 AM

Brunob, I’d be very grateful for references to any videos. Hmm, I never thought to check Netflix to see if they have these kinds of “special interest” DVD’s.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#8 posted 04-16-2008 04:30 AM


I can’t read the blog entry tonight, (darn work has got me very busy lately, worked 14 hours yesterday), but I’ll read it as soon as I can. Nice to see you have the same lathe I bought.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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