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Blog series by PurpLev updated 08-11-2013 04:52 AM 2 parts 5118 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: Sort of a new beginning, and a new Supernova (chuck)

07-16-2013 06:31 PM by PurpLev | 6 comments »

While I have been turning small stuff for a while, I guess I never really took the time to write about it. My first introduction to turning was when I was a youngster. my cousin was turning bowls and vessels and he would let me monkey around with the lathe just turning small spindles for fun – I never really learned techniques, but just went along with it picking it up as I go. As of late I started turning metal, and tried to turn a few small wooden parts, and while it works, I wo...

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Part 2: Getting Carbided (?) - or Shopmade Carbide Turning Tools - Version 1

08-11-2013 04:52 AM by PurpLev | 15 comments »

When I started turning wood I wanted to get myself a “versatile” turning kit that would fit my budget and “small projects” needs – so I got the mini turning set set with the aluminum handle and replaceable HSS cutters. it’s been working out OK- no real complaints, other than it’s small, so you can’t really extend the tools to your body for controlling the action with your entire body for smooth and precise cuts as easily as you could with a full...

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