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SO I bought a lathe about a week ago and I gotta say I’m hooked. These are the first couple things I made with it just messing around. A plate,miniature goblet,pen, and rose. Still learning but really dig the lathe. Wish I would have got it sooner.

-- Stephen, WoodTakers





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 493 days ago

Nice work for just starting. Don’t want to rain on your parade but if your hooked that much, I hope you bought a bigger lathe cause that sounds the direction your headed. lol A lot of us did it the hard way. Good luck and happy turnings

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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WOODTAKERS

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#2 posted 493 days ago

I have a huge lathe it will hold about a 5 ft piece of stock in length. Easily could turn a baseball bat on it. Got a great deal on it and the tools. Only spent 100 dollars. can’t complain any on it.

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 493 days ago

Well at least it sounds like your way ahead of the game there. So when bigger becomes better, you can jump right in. And you will. I myself said years ago that I will never own a lathe. Ended up when I decide to get one and try it, got so addicted that I’m glad I use mostly cut down trees instead of buying wood all the time cause I would be broke. Beside its a quiet and soothing enjoyment to me between other woodworking projects.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 492 days ago

Congratulations! You’re off to a great start (it sure is an addiction). I’m looking forward to seeing your next projects.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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ybotyawnoc

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#5 posted 492 days ago

Nice start! I keep meaning to make some flowers like that.

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WOODTAKERS

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#6 posted 492 days ago

flowers are really easy man, i found a video on youtube like a how to on making them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8qv5Av5sE
here is the link to the video if you need it. Thanks again

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 492 days ago

Hey Stephen, checked out that you tube video. Yes it looks to be very easy to do. Finished a project today, so maybe I’ll tinker with the flower deal. After all Mothers Day is just around the corner and my mom would love it. Thanks again.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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WOODTAKERS

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#8 posted 492 days ago

Just remember get creative with the flowers. Dig into the middle a little more and turning the top more outboard will look a lot better in my opinion. Would give the flower a more blossomed look. Send me some pics when you get them done always like to see different variations on them.

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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Dakotajack

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#9 posted 479 days ago

Nice work, keep it up, I’ve done flowers before, my daughter gave them as gifts for a baby shower, all the woman seemed to like them.

-- John, South Dakota

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