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

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Project by Chefdavid posted 12-30-2010 06:35 PM 1563 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 12-30-2010 06:56 PM

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 12-30-2010 06:57 PM

Congrats…you’re going to have fun !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 07:37 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 07:44 PM

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 12-30-2010 07:46 PM

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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#6 posted 12-30-2010 08:52 PM

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 12-30-2010 08:57 PM

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 12-31-2010 04:23 AM

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

-- Theresa,

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#9 posted 12-31-2010 04:34 AM

Lucky Dog

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 12-31-2010 04:36 AM

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 12-31-2010 05:25 AM

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 12-31-2010 09:54 PM

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

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#13 posted 01-03-2011 11:55 PM

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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