New skill #1: Woodturning : first lesson, peppermill turning

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Blog entry by loupitou06 posted 04-19-2009 11:33 PM 1236 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I’ve attended a turning class at my local Woodcraft, the instructor : Charles, was an incredible source of knowledge and we covered much more than the “simple” peppermill we where supposed to.

As a matter of fact this class got me, I thing, hooked to woodturning.

I guess I’ll be searching the web for advises on selecting a lath :)

Very soon a picture of the peppermill.

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#1 posted 04-19-2009 11:39 PM

put the gouge down and step away from the shavings.. may be to late.. once your hooked every piece of firewood will look like a blank.. small lathe, jet big lathe.. oneway.. i own a delta, and would not trade it for anything..

congrats, and welcome to the “bowl” people

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 01:29 AM

Congratulations on the new found addiction. Woodworking is addictive enough in its own right but lathe work seems to especially so. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 06:29 AM

Woodworking does start to preoccupy you thoughts when you get started. I have a posting in my projects of a pepper mill with a salt shaker built into the capstan, along with a sketch of the details you may want to check out. I have never seen anyone else make them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 04-24-2009 12:36 AM

I’ve create a project with the pictures of the result :

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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