|Forum topic by DIYaholic||posted 267 days ago||1487 views||7 times favorited||15 replies|
267 days ago
Let me start by saying thank you, in advance for the links/help.
I have never used a lathe before and recently set up my latest machine acquisition. It is a used JET 1442 VSK, that I got off of Craigslist for $375.00. I have built a “ballast box/shelf” (for obvious reasons), but still need to reinstall the power on/off switch. I should be “Learning to Turn”, this weekend!!!
Here is a pic of my “new to me” lathe:
Included with the lathe purchase were these items:
Yesterday, I also recieved:
Having never turned before, I am a total neophyte!!! That is to say, I’ve done some research and read some blogs & posts, so I have a general understanding of the turning process and what not. I’ve learned just enough to be dangerous to myself and anyone else in the room!!! I could use the great minds of the LJ collective, to “link” me to some “intro” turning videos. I could also use recomendations (& links) to useful/helpful tools and accessories. Please keep in mind that I’m familiar with “Captain Eddie” (but he has a lot of videos to sort through, so specific “101” links would be helpful). Also, I’m looking for “value conscious” items, maybe a tad better than HF stuff, nothing aginst HF, but I know they are there and are always an option.
Thanks for reading my plea for help and any & all links (including advice, insight and help)!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!