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Forum topic by pommy posted 10-24-2009 09:44 PM 973 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2009 09:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource lathe turning

It seems to be the fashion to tool gloat so here’s mine
not so long ago Karson sent me some pen blanks to get me started turning all i needed was the Lathe so i’v been looking for one that i think suited my needs and i think i found it so maybe i’ll have the nerve to show you guys my first attemps at turning soon


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#1 posted 10-24-2009 09:54 PM

Looking forward to it..
I actually have a lathe… bought it quite a few months ago… have yet to try my hand at turning though.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 10:02 PM

That looks like a great substantial lathe. Good luck on getting it all set up and making chips.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 10:07 PM

Well I’m happy for you Pommy!
Enjoy your first lathe and welcome to the slippery slope. <g>


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 10:21 PM

It looks like a well built Lathe andy.

I have a set of lathe chisels by Record.

If their lathe is as good as their chisels, you’ve got a good one.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 10-24-2009 10:30 PM

let the addiction begin,looks like a nice little lathe, have fun amd be safe.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 10-25-2009 02:02 AM

Nice little lathe. I sometimes wish mine was smaller. Most of what I do could be done on a smaller more stable lathe. (as long as it has good power)

Looking forward to seeing your projects. Remember….NOTHING is too bad to post. that lets us give advice (if wanted) and see your experiance grow.

Keep on turnin!


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 10-25-2009 03:43 AM

congrats on the new toy

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-25-2009 04:43 AM

It’s a slippery slope and you just took the first step! Pretty soon, nothing but turning in the shop, table saw is a great catch all, router gathers dust in the corner….....

You are going to love it!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#9 posted 10-26-2009 05:54 PM

You are going to love turning!!

All I can add to the other comments is;

1) Get good turning tools. This is not the area to go cheap.

2) Dull tools bite (in more ways than one). Have an experienced turner show you how to sharpen those tools. I found a good investment was a “Wolverine” sharpening jig.

-- Gord M, Nova Scotia, Canada

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