|Forum topic by BrandonR||posted 02-17-2013 08:56 PM||790 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-17-2013 08:56 PM
My wife just bought me my first lathe for my birthday this past week. I got a HF mini lathe, I have already tuned several pens and it works great! Down the road I may upgrade if I get serious about turning.
I have found the world of turning can be quite overwhelming with all the different chucks and accessories….
As far as I know my lathe is a number 1 morse taper…. here is link to my lathe
My question is…. Many of the chucks and things I see dont specify what morse tape, but instead use ohter numbers…
I also would really like to turn bottle stoppers…. I saw this kit from Penn State….. Will this work on my lathe? Can someone help explain all the different numbers?
Also i would really just like to start playing around on the lathe and learning to turn on any old piece of wood…. Doing the pens costs money with the kits… I have plenty of scrap so how would you recommend me starting…
I guess my biggest question is what is best way to put the wood on the lathe without buying 30 different attachments and chucks…
Any help would be greatly appreciated!