I’ve thought about this a lot and I decided that I am not quite ready to work with a lathe yet. I’ve only been at this wood working thing half a year now, and I always want to run before I learn to crawl, lol, so I decided to hold off and get more comfortable with the wood and the tools I have and I will get a lathe and nice tools for it when I am more experienced and have more confidence.
I ended up getting a band saw and a belt/disc sander that will help me a lot in my growing little hobby. I didn’t spend a lot of money on high end tools, and I know some of you probably think I should have, but I read reviews and I think what I got will be just dandy for the small stuff I make. Either way, I’ve got 90 days to test drive them to see if they will accommodate my needs. As I make more money from the items I make, I will improve my shop and tools, as I go. It will support itself or it won’t fly. :)
I did want to mention… I am having a bit of trouble figuring out this site, so if I don’t respond to something you’ve said, please don’t be offended. It’s just ditzy me. rme :)
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