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Forum topic by guitaradelic posted 01-16-2018 12:44 PM 210 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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guitaradelic

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01-16-2018 12:44 PM

Hey Lumberjocks, Just joined the forum. Have visited here, often. Woodworking since I was a kid (my dad was a carpenter). Live in the Indianapolis area. Guitarist is main hobby, but I like to putter in the workshop when I don’t have any gigs and I am bored with practice. Just got a couple of lathes, so looking for info on that. Trying to keep all my appendages for obvious reasons. Hope to see you around. Thanks!

-- Too many projects, not enough time...


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#1 posted 01-16-2018 01:55 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Lots of great information here and lots of great posts to read. I’m sure the many turners here will help you along the way. My guess would be that their first question will be: What kind of lathes do you have? Size matters when discussing what types of projects you can turn.

-- Sawdust Maker

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guitaradelic

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#2 posted 01-16-2018 03:19 PM

Thanks, LittleShaver. I got a Harbor Freight 10×18 lathe and then got a nice deal on two Craftsman lathes, the old tubular way type. All work well, all 1/2 hp lathes. Turned a handle for one of my chisels for my first project, using the HB lathe. Working on a carver’s mallet on one of the Craftsman lathes, but it is way too cold in the shop. Have to stop when the fingers become numb. LOL!
I have made a lot of speaker cabinets for guitar. Also a bunch of tool chests and boxes. Not sure why, but I seem to be addicted to making boxes, of various types and sizes. Not sure what that is about…

-- Too many projects, not enough time...

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Bill White

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#3 posted 01-16-2018 03:34 PM

Glad to have you with us.
Bill

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LittleShaver

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#4 posted 01-16-2018 06:49 PM

Nothing wrong with making boxes. There are infinite possibilities. Search through the Projects tab here and you’ll see what I mean.

Perhaps you could combine making boxes with music. Check out CBGitty or cigarbox.com for info on cigar box instruments. Nothing says it must be a cigar box.

-- Sawdust Maker

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