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Forum topic by Karda posted 03-06-2017 07:04 PM 798 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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03-06-2017 07:04 PM

finally got my first lathe now the fun begins


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#1 posted 03-06-2017 07:06 PM

Congrats on the new toy. Which one did you get?

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#2 posted 03-06-2017 07:11 PM

Do yourself a favor – got over to Rockler.com and pick up the mini carbide tool set. They are on sale for $94.99. Normally $189. Good way to get started using carbide if you are interested.

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#3 posted 03-06-2017 07:16 PM

NOPE did not happen unless there are pictures…..don’t beleive it :)

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 07:12 PM

yea it did happen and I even turned a piece, nothing fancy just 2 2×4s clued together and made them round. Ill post pictures later

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#5 posted 03-08-2017 01:59 AM

ok heres the proof

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#6 posted 03-08-2017 04:09 AM

Congratulations. I have the same lathe and use it mainly to make pens. Finished my second pen today using whitetail deer antler. Smelled like a dentist office but both of them came out very nice. You will get used to changing the speed. I leave both panels open and just reach around and change the speed by feel. Not as easy as turning a knob, but not as expensive either. Have fun!

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#7 posted 03-08-2017 03:32 PM

GRATZ …........whats your first project going to be ?? .......NEW TOOL WOOO HOOO :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 03-08-2017 03:58 PM

Congratulations!

Face shield please, enjoy your new lathe and ride that bevel.

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#9 posted 03-08-2017 06:33 PM

Ok stand corrected. Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#10 posted 03-08-2017 09:07 PM

That’s a good little machine. I started with one of those and just recently upgraded. I got such a great deal on a Delta I just couldn’t resist. Were it not for the price, I would have happily continued using that one.

Have Fun!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 03-08-2017 09:41 PM

so far I have what I need except wood, what you see is 2×4s glued. I am going to turn that into a carvers mallet to see how I want to do it. I am looking for something hard and dense like maple or beech maybe ash. lots of tree cutter around. What does riding the bevel mean.

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#12 posted 03-08-2017 11:22 PM



so far I have what I need except wood, what you see is 2×4s glued. I am going to turn that into a carvers mallet to see how I want to do it. I am looking for something hard and dense like maple or beech maybe ash. lots of tree cutter around. What does riding the bevel mean.

- Karda


It means if you don’t learn how to early on, you’re going to be cleaning up a lot of tearout. The bevel is on the bottom part of the tool. I move my tool into the wood, touching the bevel to the wood, then rotate my cutting edge into the wood. When I see shavings starting to appear, I push the tool forward while maintaining the cutting angle until I start to feel catches. I then rotate back a little to finish the cut. Sometimes, I do “The Jimmy Clewes Backdrag”. Same thing, but back dragging back instead of a push cut. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#13 posted 03-09-2017 12:24 AM

Think of ABC …

A = Anchor … place the tool on the toolrest without touching the wood.

B = Bevel … rub the bevel (bottom part of the tool) on the wood.

C = Cut … rotate the tool slightly to engage the cutting edge.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 03-09-2017 03:07 AM

thanks for the explanation, I’ll go down and try that, I tried my skew and it realy bounced around

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#15 posted 03-09-2017 01:12 PM

i’d highly recommend watching a lot of youtube videos showing how to properly use the tools; if you don’t do things properly, at best your project could be ruined, and at worst you could lose a finger, eye, or worse.

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