|Forum topic by kyfarmer||posted 12-09-2014 06:07 PM||2191 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
12-09-2014 06:07 PM
After many years with my old Craftsman Tube-bed wood lathe taking up space in my shop and only being used occasionally, I finally decided to get a little more serious with woodturning. With advancing age and some mobility problems I can more or less stay in one place and turn wood.
After watching all the reviews and discussion on the net, I purchased a Harbor Freight 12”x33” lathe last week. Hopefully it lives up to its reputation and so far I am very pleased with it considering the low cost of $232.00. It’s a big step up from the old Sears lathe.
All the turning I have ever done was between centers with a spur center or once in a while with a faceplate.
Also, I would like some advice on what other accessories I should buy. I have the basic Craftsman turning tools such as 1/2 gouge, 1” & 1/2” skew chisels, cutoff tool, and a few others that I made. I would like to have a decent roughing gouge. Any suggestions on something that won’t break the bank.
Thanks in advance for any comments and suggestions. I love Lumber Jocks and have gotten a lot of good info here.