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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 451 days ago 684 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my gal purchased a Rikon 70-050VS for my Christmas gift and I’ve been making shavings ever since. I’m learning each time I pick up the tools. Several folks told me “the lathe is the cheap part”, and man, they were right! I’m learning how to sharpen, and I’ve already decided I didn’t like my bowl gouge, so I reground the bevel! Anyway, I’ve finished a couple bottle stoppers and tried a couple bowls…...

Later,
joe

Rough River Birch

Bradford Pear

PurpleHeart

Maple

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!



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Grandpa

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#1 posted 451 days ago

Very nice work too. Great to learn on. I will be waiting for the fancy stuff…LOL Great job!

BTW I was told if you choose to learn to turn you will learn to sharpen. I think they were right.

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Brian Havens

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#2 posted 451 days ago

Welcome to the addiction!

Consider making your own tools from metalworking bits from Enco. Any tools made from round or square stock are ideal candidates for being shop made. And it is great practice. About 1/3 of my lathe tools are shop made.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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stefang

11812 posts in 1832 days


#3 posted 451 days ago

You’re doing great. I’m sure find much pleasure in your new lathe.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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