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post #1 of 5 Old 11-03-2009, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Just found this site and looks very interesting. I have carved songbirds and decorative duck decoys since 1978. I have just purchased a king-seeley/craftsman wood lathe made about 1951 which is in very good shape. So going to try my hand at some turning. Hopefully I can pick up some good tips on turning since this will be my first at this. thanks
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Welcome Birdcarver,
I have the matching drill press to your lathe. Used to have the bandsaw too, but gave it to my cousin years ago. Both were made in '51 by King seeley. I still use the drill press. Sears had some pretty good stuff back then. If you are going to get into turning, I always recommend trying to find someone locally that is experienced and willing to show you the ropes. See if you have a turning club in your area. Then start saving your money up for new turning tools, sharpening system, dust collectors, bandsaws, etc. It never ends.
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