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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 06-21-2012 12:45 AM 5168 reads 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you care to watch this sort of thing—this is the recent video shoot we did where I went out to visit Ron from the Grand River Woodturning Guild, and I was joined with another Guild member (Scott) and a staff member of mine (Aaron). Scott and Ron helped Aaron and myself learn how to turn … on a manual wood lathe.

This is the first (and so far only) thing I have turned on a wood lathe.. :)

For the curious, the lathe in my shop is a CNC metal lathe that I use in clever and unusual ways to do turning.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 02:05 AM

Looks like you caught on pretty quickly. Ron is one of the best to learn from!!
The big difference from the CNC is that each piece is different and formed as you think about the shape while you are turning..no programming…......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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David Kirtley

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 03:20 AM

Looks great. It is really disconcerting at first with the shower of chips coming off. The intermittent cut until you get it trued up is probably the hardest thing to learn to get used to.

Welcome to the manual lathe world. It is a lot of fun. It will probably help you even on the cnc stuff to get a different perspective on how to plan the cuts.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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tyskkvinna

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 03:25 AM

Yes. After doing the bowl here, I was able to attack doing it on the CNC with a better grasp of how the wood behaves and what would work best.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 07:02 AM

First thing i thought when i read Manual Lathe in the title was you were going to use a treadle or spring pole lathe. Use one of them and really burn some calories. Good video and work on the bowls. Reminds me of wood shop back in high school. shame so many schools are taking the trades out of them.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Chris

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 07:09 AM

I’m really surprised that Ron did not teach you the A,B,C’s before turning on the lathe… and up cuts and down cuts… anyways great first bowl…. and If I wanted to get in touch with Ron do you have some contact info you could send me. Thanks

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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mafe

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 09:56 AM

Looks like a wonderful day.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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tyskkvinna

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#7 posted 06-21-2012 02:36 PM

We did go over the basics, it just wasn’t shown in the video. Eventually we will do a video about “the basics of woodturning”, but this was more of a “Let’s just watch some woodturning from novices and experts alike”. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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lukcon

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#8 posted 06-21-2012 09:41 PM

Very nice video, Ron did a good job showing you some of the basics in wood turning. The bowls turned out well for your first ones I think. Looked like everyone had a good time, and learned a lot. Thanks for sharing your video.

lukcon

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SASmith

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#9 posted 06-21-2012 11:21 PM

I enjoyed the video.
Thanks for posting.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 06-22-2012 12:30 AM

Thanks for the video Lis!

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/

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#11 posted 06-22-2012 11:38 AM

Looked like it was a full day of fun. The large bowl turned out pretty nice.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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wood_maestro

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#12 posted 06-26-2012 08:09 PM

Thanks for the video. Beautiful bowl.
Next, you are going to sell that CNC of yours, and turn by hand everyday. LOL!

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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