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

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 03:43 PM

Well I guess there is no “turning” back now. I ended up getting the Harbor Freight lathe at a pretty good deal (around 200$). If I don ‘get into turining, it’s worth at least that in scrap. If I do get into turning and want to upgrade, again, it’s worth 200$ all day on craigslist.

That’s where the bargains end. Thanks guys for echoing my sentiments that cheap/dull cutting tools do not work well. I picked up a Sorby roughing gouge, parting tool, and scraper, more than doubling the cost of the lathe itself. I hope these are decent, they came highly recommended by my woodcraft sales guy.


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