|Forum topic by builtinbkyn||posted 04-14-2017 07:47 PM||632 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-14-2017 07:47 PM
I’ve had my shop for about a year and a half now. During that time there were things I wanted to accomplish that weren’t possible without a way to turn them. I made a few knobs using my bench top drill press, but I’m pretty sure it took much longer than it would have on a lathe and the work I could turn was certainly limited in size and scope.
Well this morning I received delivery of a Jet 1221. I researched all of the midi lathes that have been reviewed here on LJs and around the net and this one seemed the better choice. The Delta midi was second on my list. I hope I made the right decision. I’ve never used a late before, but for some reason I think I have a pretty good feel for turning. At least I hope so.
Along with the lathe I picked up the requisite facial protection. I hope I don’t need body armor too :O I am awaiting the matching stand and some turning tools. I went with carbide tools for now – Savannah 3 piece large set. They have good reviews and I’m sure with my beginner skillset, they’ll serve the purpose of making some of the items I want to tackle. I did look at Carter & Sons tools. Man they look pretty nice. Should I get somewhat accomplished with turning, I may look at a few for bowl turning. I also picked up the Delta version of the Nova G3 reversible chuck and a Oneway taper safe drive (not sure I need this) and a PSI drill chuck, both 2MT .
I know I’ll bet back to this forum with many questions. I know LJers are always happy to help ;)
Well here’s some candy still in the wrapper. Unfortunately I didn’t get to unbox and fondle it. I have something this evening. Tomorrow is another day :)
-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)