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Forum topic by Woodtreker posted 02-24-2008 03:19 AM 1037 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2008 03:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: turning lathe question

Hey folks… I am looking for a good and inexpensive resource for videos on learning to use a lathe… I have aquired an older Sears 12” lathe (given by a friend…) I have had a class but need some more help… Any ideas???

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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#1 posted 02-24-2008 03:27 AM


-- WOOD/DON ( has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 11:20 AM

Another jock just turned me on to Tennessee woodturner.

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#3 posted 02-27-2008 12:45 AM

DIY Networking
The Woodworking Channel
Mike Darlow (I have his video tapes-very good)

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-27-2008 05:01 PM

Thanks… I will look at all these resources…

-- Derrel Frankfort, KY

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#5 posted 09-30-2008 07:06 PM

I just bought the Richard Raffan woodturning DVD a few weeks ago. It’s amazing! Really opened my eyes to the possibilities of using the skew. He removes an amazing volume of wood with the skew, with no drama. I was so inspired, I turned my next pen (last week) using the skew from start to finish – roughing to final cuts.

I heard the other day from a guy at the local Woodcraft that he doesn’t normally cut as fast as he did in this video, but I have to take that comment with a grain of salt. I’d definitely recommend the video.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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