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Learnin' Some Turnin' #1: The First Attempt

1213 days ago by WibblyPig | 4 comments »

I took the lathe (Rikon Mini) out of the box this morning and put it on the bench in the garage shop (after getting some good advice here on the board NOT to put it in the basement shop by the furnace) I figured my first project would be a wine bottle stopper. While I was at Woodcraft buying the lathe (in the middle of an incredibly stupid March snowstorm) I picked up some stopper parts, a mandrel, a Jacobs chuck, turning chisels, and some miscellaneous blanks. I watched some YouTube videos, read some books, dove right in and made a BUNCH of mistakes: 1) Grabbed what I thought was the correct size bit and drilled a hole for the mandrel – the mandrel fit but the stopper did...

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