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post #1 of 7 Old 08-20-2011, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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howaya folks!

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i am a (very old) apprentice carpenter and was doin a nixer today and wen i finished the job i got paid and came home with a record power model no. 1 wood lathe!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i felt like a kid on christmas morin

so far in my life i have spent approx 10minutes on wood lathes

but cant wait to get going on me new tool.... now i have no chisels yet could some recommend a entry level make?? would a set of record chisels do me fine starting out???
also the chuck on the right(motor side) is the spindle chuck... would like to get meself a bowl chuck.... and yes i dont know the right terms for all the parts yet!

anyways.... il be annoying ye with all sorts of questions for the next 60/70 years


o yea and a friend that has a wood lathe is goin to give me some ash that has been sitting in water for a year or so to start my first bowl.... o happy days
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-20-2011, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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thanks

did you make that welcome sign cabinetman??
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-21-2011, 09:55 AM
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Giggles,
The fun has just begun with your lathe. I picked up mine through a friend of a friend's friend who was moving and wanted to get rid of it. Anyway, it collected dust for a few years until my brother-in-law visited and asked about it. It's a min lathe so I told him I could make pens and mostly small things. Well I guess it intrigued him enough to ask me to take him to Woodcraft up the street to get some pen kits. No kidding, I think we made 4 trips to Woodcraft while he was in town..he just couldn't stop. After he returned home, I found myself doing the same thing..it is addicting.

In short I recommend you give pen turning a try, you will enjoy it and it's a good way to make gifts for Christmas, birthdays, etc.

Good luck and please post your projects.
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thanks for da welcomes :)

yup i cant wait ta get goin.... there wa a piece of very dry timber n stuck that on the lathe.... was very nervous... the chisel hop a bit n i turned the lathe off!

i'm told its better using green timber or well soaked(in water) timber.... unsure

anyways yup just bought 3 chisels taday :)

really want to get a chuck for turning bowls and the like... but it'll be spindles for the first while

found a wood turning course running one evening a week for ten weeks starting next month so going to da that.... so i dont develop bad habits trying to figure it out on my own!

but i've not been this excited since i was a wee gossin on christmas eve!
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o yea i do type like i talk! sorry its me default setting!
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