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Posted on Hey Turners, what am I getting myself into?

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 06:46 PM

Joe, I have the big lathe from harbor freight and have been more than satisfied with it. As far as accessories I would get the 2” face plate/screw-chuck from harbor freight, a drill chuck. and a four jaw chuck(which I have yet to purchase). I bought a cheap set of tools from HF to learn the basics of shaping and use. One of the best things I have done it make my own carbide tipped turning tool. I tried to start off small. I use my lathe quiet a bit but am not a “wood turner” so I have a hard time justifying the cost of high dollar tools. I would suggest getting your feet wet before buying many high-end tools or accessories. You may find it’s not your forte.

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