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My first turning on my first lathe.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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#1 posted 933 days ago

Good stuff Frank. Whatcha gonna put in it?

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night

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#2 posted 933 days ago

It looks like it will hold a fair amount of “New Experiences”!!

Great job. Cylindical & hollow, just what a container should be.

Congrats on a job well done & done well!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 933 days ago

If repitition is the best teacher…....just imagine! Good job!

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#4 posted 933 days ago

Nice work! Now do another.


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#5 posted 933 days ago

You have set the bar high Frank. Nice job!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 933 days ago

Great first job! You’ll be making your own lathe tools and making lots of shavings before you know it. These lathes are addicting. Hey, what kind of wood is that? The grain looks very nice for this kind of box. I hope to turn a few boxes like yours, too. Great job. Keep up the good work.

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#7 posted 933 days ago

Nice job looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 933 days ago

Welcome Frank to LJ’s, I am sure all will make you at home.
A nice seed you have planted & we wait to see how it grows from here.
well done :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 933 days ago

Cool work. Great for a first attempt.

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#10 posted 932 days ago

Turned boxes have a charm all their own, and yours looks good. Hope to see more of them from you (and your new lathe).

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 932 days ago

Good looking box. Hope to see more in the near future.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#12 posted 932 days ago

Looks Great and it’s a great way to start. Keep it up.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 932 days ago

Nice job….be careful turning is addictive.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#14 posted 932 days ago

Really nice, especially for the first project, I don’t know how I did it but my first lathe project was more square than round. Your off to a great start can’t wait to see the next project.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#15 posted 931 days ago

Beautiful! Nice work Frank.

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