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#1 posted 03-13-2010 03:49 PM

Rich is right it will be like someone turned on a light. When you start it seems like someone is turning the switch on and off. I still have days like that. I have days that everything is almost perfect and then when nothing is going right. When a bad day starts I walk away for a while or even for the day. The main thing is that you need to enjoy turning. When a bad day starts you can get frustrated and make mistakes and you can get hurt.

One more accessory that you need before you turn on the lathe for the first time is a good face shield. An old turner told me that a piece of wood does not glance off of you nose it tends to stick there for a while. It may hurt if you get hit with a shield on but it will not stick.

You will also need something for the dust and there will be a lot of it. Get a mask, hook up your shop vac if you have one and then you will need a dust collector at some point. That list of tools just keeps growing.

-- I like to turn

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