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Project by Nate Meadows posted 05-17-2012 01:22 PM 1047 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not sure what kind of wood this is, Zebra Wood maybe?

This was my first real turning. Jay Andrews at Laguna Tools taught and turned it with me in Richmond at the Woodturners Convention in 2008. I think is when it was. I had never used a lathe before and it was instant love. Jay was/is awesome. He introduced me to all the tools and many techniques. I used the Laguna 18/47 which is an awesome lathe.

Thanks Jay for getting me hooked onto turning.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate





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hairy

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 01:33 PM

Welcome home! Nice turning, real nice.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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Nate Meadows

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 02:02 PM

Thank you very much hairy, on both accounts!

Very Gratefully,

Nate Meadows

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 04:09 PM

I’m envious, my lathe is waiting, and I am trying to figure out how to sharpen my lathe tools.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 04:31 PM

Doc,

You should get a Tormek. It is the best thing for turning tools that I know of. Seriously awesome!!!

Very Respectfully,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 04:42 PM

Would if I could. Currently my pockets are really empty. Wanter to purchase the 80 and 120 grit norton stones for a bench grinder. Went to my main store Amazon. Found serious negative cricicism by users of this particular stone. Went to another site, found different manufacturer. The site was unable to process my card!

Cancelled it, until I have more time, and money.

Do have a work sharp and recently sharpened 30 chisels. About half of my goal. Saw a youtube video sharpening gouges on it. Using a special attatchment? More money. LOL!

I’ll get there, just gotta be here? I need to meditate Tooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmm! :-0

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 04:52 PM

Doc,

I am really sorry to hear about your circumstances. I can say I can relate about the card. If you have a WorkSarpe already the they do have an attachment that works with the Tormek jigs. I would go that route when you get the money, it will be more cost effective.

Wow, 30 chisels, your going to need more sharpening paper.

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Roger

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#7 posted 05-18-2012 11:29 AM

that’s a mighty fine lidded box turned from a lathe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 05-18-2012 12:23 PM

Thank you Roger!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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