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#1 posted 12-15-2012 04:30 PM

Actually, there is no such thing as not “getting into” turning. Once you buy a lathe, it’s too late. You’re over the cliff and there’s no turning back.

To answer your question, however, a basic setup is primarily designed for “spindle” turning aka- turning between centers. For knobs and toy parts, you will probably want to add a 4 jaw head stock chuck and a Jacobs chuck. Both will facilitate making pieces other than long skinny things. You can probably design/make a head stock chuck that will work- plenty of examples here and on the Internet.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.


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