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Blog entry by Rustic posted 959 days ago 1805 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are pics of my new lathe

this is the very first piece i turned off the lathe

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI



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sedcokid

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#1 posted 959 days ago

Rick, looks like you have made a good purchase….......And what is even better looks like you are having fun!! Enjoy yourself, this hobby is all about having fun!!

Thanks for sharing and Enjoy ;)

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 959 days ago

Congratulations on the new tools! From what I read here a lathe opens up a whole new world of wood working, enjoy!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 959 days ago

Rick, they look great. I’m happy for you.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mafe

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#4 posted 959 days ago

Congrat, a new world has opened up.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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dbhost

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#5 posted 959 days ago

Welcome to the slippery slope! Once you get the feel for turning, there is just something about the feel of the shavings spewing off the gouge… Especially when working with cooperative woods…

Your life just got very interesting for sure! Have fun, and be safe!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 959 days ago

looks like a real solid lathe ….congrat´s with your new toy

what brand , model number and how big is it

enjoy ..enjoy …enjoy

Dennis

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Rustic

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#7 posted 959 days ago

it is a chicago electric 8 inch x 12 inch from harbor freight

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 958 days ago

thank´s Rick

I don´t know that brand ... well there is so much we can´t get here
but what wuold you compare it with in other brands we maybee can get
and what level of price do you think it is … low – middle – high
I know you wrote H-F but that doesn´t say me much other than
what some people have wrote on L J .... why I ask ….. becourse it seems to
be just the right size to use when restoring tools and need some handles :-)

Dennis

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mafe

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#9 posted 958 days ago

Dennis:
Here Danish shops:
http://dorchdanola-netbutik.dk/product.asp?product=20304
http://www.traedrejerbutikken.dk
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 958 days ago

thank´s Mads ….. why do I always forget that shop :-(
it seems to be nearly the same mashine

take care
Dennis

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