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OldCorps

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05-05-2017 05:27 PM

Hi folks, I don’t know if this is the right way to come aboard but I decided to give it a go. I’ve been gleaning information from your forum for some time now, as a guest and I thought it was about time that I become an active member and a contributor if I ever feel that I’ve got something to share. So, here is a short introduction to mine self:

I’m an old guy with a fair amount of lathe (mostly spindle turning) experience about a hundred-years ago. I’ve been a woodworker all my life and have had a small midi lathe for several years which has been used mostly for small in-shop projects. I’ve always had a yearning to try my hand at bowl turning and other more interesting projects but have had to put it off because of one or another of life’s more demanding necessities. Several weeks ago me darlin’ wife says: “If you don’t soon get yourself a lathe you’re going to end up too dead to enjoy one… buy it.” So, two-days ago I took delivery on a new Grizzly G0766. I’m in the process of getting my other machines moved around so I have space to set this beast up to get started making some shavings before I’m “too dead to enjoy it.”

Just from reading here on your forum, and elsewhere, and watching a lot of turning videos on YouTube, I see that wood turning, although basically an ancient craft/art, has gone through a world of changes since I made part of my living turning “round things” for balusters, tables and chairs, and such. I’m going to do a lot of (mostly) reading and learning here, and will, I’m sure, have lots of questions. I’ve realized that I’ve become more than rusty with a lot of the basics and will likely need answers to some things that will seem less than intermediate. I’ll do what I can to use the search function to find answers to my questions before posting for answers that you might already have given a thousand times but, I’m sure I’ll screw up more than once, so I beg that you’ll all bare with me until I learn the ropes.

Thanks, in advance,

Old Corps or Grizz – I’ll answer to either.


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 05-05-2017 05:33 PM

A fine intro, welcome to LJs!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 05-05-2017 06:20 PM

Welcome to the site Grizz. Glad to have ya around. I’ve no doubts you’ll find folks more than willing to answer whatever you ask the best they can.

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

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#3 posted 05-05-2017 08:39 PM

WELCOME!

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#4 posted 05-05-2017 08:52 PM

Welcome, and I’ll bet that I’ve got shoes older than you. :)
Bill

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OSU55

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#5 posted 05-05-2017 09:00 PM

Welcome! While there are a lot of new terms/tools/etc., the old stuff is still valid. Some of the new stuff makes things easier, some of it is just mktg babble, and some of it is ignorance. Its easy to get sucked in. You picked a nice lathe to upgrade to. Depending on how long its been, some of the “newer stuff” that may be worthwhile researching are 4 jaw scroll chucks, High speed steel (HHS) tools, powdered metal (PM) tools, and sharpening jigs – mainly for spindle & bowl gouges – like the wolverine varigrind. For bowl turning Lyle Jameison and Stuart Batty have excellent videos on utube and vimeo.

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#6 posted 05-05-2017 09:02 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 05-06-2017 02:10 AM

Welcome aboard Grizz ! ;o)

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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rodneywt1180b

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#8 posted 05-06-2017 02:13 AM

Welcome! I just signed on today too. Also, Congrats on a great wife!
You should buy her dinner.
Rodney

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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#9 posted 05-06-2017 03:07 AM

Welcome! Just jump in and post replies and projects.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 05-06-2017 03:10 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jock Grizz!

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OldCorps

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#11 posted 05-07-2017 07:36 PM



Welcome, and I ll bet that I ve got shoes older than you. :)
Bill

- Bill White

They did make some fine, long lasting shoes 79-years ago. :-)


Welcome! While there are a lot of new terms/tools/etc., the old stuff is still valid. Some of the new stuff makes things easier, some of it is just mktg babble, and some of it is ignorance. Its easy to get sucked in. You picked a nice lathe to upgrade to. Depending on how long its been, some of the “newer stuff” that may be worthwhile researching are 4 jaw scroll chucks, High speed steel (HHS) tools, powdered metal (PM) tools, and sharpening jigs – mainly for spindle & bowl gouges – like the wolverine varigrind. For bowl turning Lyle Jameison and Stuart Batty have excellent videos on utube and vimeo.

- OSU55

Thanks for the info OSU55, I’m just now coming out of a 2-year stint of surviving a nasty infection which followed me home after ankle surgery. Having to lie on my back with my leg elevated while antibiotics where being pumped into my system gave me a LOT of time to watch videos and make a shopping list. The first turning video was Lyle on sharpening. My first purchase was a PSI sharpening jig. I’ve watched so many turning videos—from Captain Eddie to Cinda Drozda and all points in between that I see wood turning in my sleep. If watching is doing… man, I’d be there. :-) I know what you mean about mktng babble and ignorance, I guess just signs of the times. I have a Nova G3 and will be getting either a Titan or Super Nova as soon as my wallet smiles at me again. Thanks for the suggestions.


Welcome! I just signed on today too. Also, Congrats on a great wife!
You should buy her dinner.
Rodney

- rodneywt1180b

Yeah, Rodney, I agree, I’ve got one of the great ones. 35-years… I think I’ll keep her. Not only did she tell me to “Buy it.”, I had still hedged for several days when she asked me if I had “ordered the lathe yet?” I said “No, not yet.” She was sitting at her computer and a few minutes later she said “Next Wednesday at 0900, call this freight company and they’ll tell you what time that day they’ll be delivering your lathe.” She had ordered it! Like I said…. A good one!

Thank y’all for the welcomes!

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#12 posted 05-07-2017 07:45 PM

Welcome! Kinda sounds like you have a great wife like I do. Except that she makes me pay for a lot of the tools she orders. She , herself is a rust hoarder.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#13 posted 05-07-2017 09:17 PM

Welcome to the fun Grizz enjoy the party!
I can’t help joining in the great wife comments, mine has put up with me for 50 years were still on our honeymoon but we just forgot what Honeymoons are all about, but it’s ok we can look it up on the internet. Ha Ha

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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