Christmas Present to........ME!

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Project by Chefdavid posted 1300 days ago 1432 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the purchase that I made for my Christmas Present for 2010. It is Jet Wood Lath model jwl-1220 and of course the Delta tools to go with it. Now I just need to learn how to work it… So far so good… I think..

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#1 posted 1300 days ago

Oh, Lord, you’e in for it now. Woodturning is very addictive. :-) Check to see if there’s a woodturning club in your area. If so, go to a couple of meetings if you can. Bet thing I ever did. Check for turning classes at your local vo-tech. And, learn to sharpen your tools. Sharp tools are a must.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#2 posted 1300 days ago

Congrats…you’re going to have fun !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1300 days ago

Congrats to you! Look fwd to seeing some turning’s.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1300 days ago

That’s great!

My Christmas present really sucked. A vacuum clamp system!

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#5 posted 1300 days ago

Uh-oh … I have heard Delta chisels won’t work with a Jet lathe! LOL ... congrats and happy turning!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1300 days ago

Nice looking lathe, working with the lathe is fun. But it can also be dangerous if you don’t follow the safety rules. Yes it is very addictive making pens. I am jealous.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 1300 days ago

I have almost the identical DELTA one same size etc.It is great for pens and light turning as the motor at least on the Delta is not the most powerful ,and I have heard here on this site of someone who burned theirs out when taking heavy cuts on a bowl.That said you should have great fun with it.God Bless Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 1299 days ago

looks like we are going to see some turning projects from you soon then????

-- Theresa,

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#9 posted 1299 days ago

Lucky Dog

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 1299 days ago

Welcome to the Woodturners’ world. If you haven’t found out yet, you’ll soon: there’s too much wood, but too little time! Happy woodturning.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#11 posted 1299 days ago

Glad you are on board. I have the 1220vs model and really like it. Can’t tell you how many times that I turned on the darn lathe with the index knob locked in….. The first time will scare the pants off of you. A great lathe. I just ordered the bed extention for mine. Look my projects over for some ideas of what you can run on your new lathe? Keep looking up.


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#12 posted 1299 days ago

Wood turning is great. Once you start you never want to stop…

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#13 posted 1295 days ago

Thanks for all the comments. I am excited to start to learn how to use the Lathe! Hopefully I will be posting pictures of projects soon!

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