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MDTim

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08-13-2017 10:07 PM

I am new to these forums. I felt I should introduce myself. My name is Tim. I live in Maryland. Started out with a small Rikon lathe turning pens. I am now using a Nova 1624-44. I am now turning bowls and platters. Hope to learn a lot from you all.


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TheDane

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#1 posted 08-13-2017 10:59 PM

Hey Tim … welcome!

Ask away … we have some regulars on this forum who are a wealth of knowledge and experience. The more info (or pictures) you can give us about a problem or question, the better.

-- 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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LeeMills

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#2 posted 08-13-2017 11:07 PM

Hi Tim and welcome from NC.
I’ve had my 1624 over eight years and we are still going strong.
No a pro by a long shot but will try to help answer anything that I can.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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ScottKaye

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#3 posted 08-13-2017 11:10 PM

Welcome Tim!

While I’m no turner and never claimed to be one let me give you one tip. Dont get that beard of yours caught in the spinny moving parts of your lathe! HA!

Enjoy yours stay!

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 08-13-2017 11:38 PM

Welcome aboard, Tim! I’m a spring pole turner myself. I just love doing things on the down stroke! LOL! I look forward to seeing some of your turnings!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-13-2017 11:51 PM

Welcome 2LJ’s Tim ….ok I say it ..pictures or it DID NOT happen :<))

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

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jtriggs

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#6 posted 08-14-2017 09:38 PM

Welcome Dr. Tim (MD?).

We use the same lathe. I’ve been very happy with mine. The only complaint I can think of is the lever to tighten the banjo sometimes loosens up and you have to use a hex wrench to tighten the screw under the banjo. I’ve just bought some LocTite to put on the bolt so it doesn’t keep working loose.

I just finished a 10” honey locust bowl, two rough turned walnut bowls and a 13” platter this weekend. It is an addictive habit, I mean hobby.

I’m OK at turning but still learning. Hope you get the help you need here.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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diverlloyd

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#7 posted 08-15-2017 12:14 AM

Welcome and this is a great place to learn

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 08-15-2017 01:50 AM

Welcome, make some shavings….post a project,

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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MDTim

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#9 posted 08-15-2017 02:03 AM



Hey Tim … welcome!

Ask away … we have some regulars on this forum who are a wealth of knowledge and experience. The more info (or pictures) you can give us about a problem or question, the better.

- TheDane

Thank you very much for the welcome.

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MDTim

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#10 posted 08-15-2017 02:06 AM



Hi Tim and welcome from NC.
I ve had my 1624 over eight years and we are still going strong.
No a pro by a long shot but will try to help answer anything that I can.

- LeeMills

My 1624 is about 4 years old. For the money it has been a great lathe.

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MDTim

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#11 posted 08-15-2017 02:09 AM



Welcome Tim!

While I m no turner and never claimed to be one let me give you one tip. Dont get that beard of yours caught in the spinny moving parts of your lathe! HA!

Enjoy yours stay!

Scott

I keep the beard tucked in a shirt or jacket when I am in the shop. That would kinda hurt a little if it got caught in the lathe. LOL

- ScottKaye


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MDTim

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#12 posted 08-15-2017 02:12 AM

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I am new at these forum things, As soon as I can I will post some of my turning.

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TungOil

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#13 posted 08-15-2017 02:45 AM

Tim….the Enchanter? Is that you??

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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Desert_Woodworker

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#14 posted 08-15-2017 03:19 AM

Welcome and be aware; the waters can be deep….

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Clarkie

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#15 posted 08-15-2017 10:48 AM

Welcome, have fun, make some dust.

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