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Hey everyone!
I just wanted to stop in and say that I’ve already learned a lot from this site in the past couple weeks. I used a lathe a couple times when I was younger but it had been about 10 years since I messed with one. So I talked my wife into letting me buy the harbor freight lathe. It seems to be a great lathe for what I am wanting to do. I’ve made a couple little things just to get my feet wet.. This is just a quick little bowl I made glueing a few scraps together.
Look forward to picking up advice on here.


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#1 posted 02-27-2017 02:43 AM

I’m not a turner, but that looks like real good results for glued up scraps.

HF does have some basic good tools for starting out. Seems like you found one.


And welcome to LJ.

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#2 posted 02-27-2017 03:43 AM

nice work for getting your feet wet again ethan,this is not a turners site so to speak but there is some great talent here that I’m sure would be glad to help a newbie out,just turn it and they will come-sorry couldn’t out my buddy mark Wilson,very talented,big ego though-just kidding buddy.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 02-27-2017 11:04 AM

Thanks guys. I got another bigger stack glued up and a few oak logs drying. Now I’m gonna start my search for wood….

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#4 posted 02-28-2017 01:46 PM

Looks good to start. I am one of the many turners on this forum. There is plenty of experience on here. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any question. I will do the best I can to answer them. If I can’t answer your question, I guarantee that I can put you in contact with someone who can.

-- It may not be pretty...but it's functional.

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#5 posted 03-01-2017 10:44 AM

I don’t only enjoy turning. I pittle with other projects too.

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