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post #1 of 10 Old 02-08-2010, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All, Just found this site & I like the knowledge base here. I'm from the Finger lakes Region in NY and have been a carpenter most of my life. Current carreer is a Code Officer. I'm hoping to retire in a couple years & have been focusing on my retirement business plan. I like everything about wood, from processing to finishing. I own an LT40 Woodmizer sawmill, Logosol PH260 moulder, woodmaster planer & am currently adding on to my shop & building a 1000 BF sauno kiln from logosol. The idea of harvesting a dying or diseased tree & taking it to a finished product has always been exciting to me. One thing I want to do is learn how to use a lathe. First I have to find one. Looking forward to learning fom you guys (& gals)
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Jim, Welcome aboard. I'm a neighbor, relatively speaking (Cortland). Have found this to be an outstanding forum, think you will too.

You ever get down to Skaneateles? Couple of nice craft galleries there, had my bowls in one, now have them in the other.

Later: Oh, I see I should have said UP to Skaneateles ... you're further from the fingerlakes than I am. I used to live in Dryden, could have hit you with a rock almost.

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Welcome from Texas Jim!

Did you say tool sale?
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Thanks for the welcome.

Paul, My sister has a summer home on Skaneatelas Lake so I do get there in the summer. What store do you have your bowls in? Cortland is a lttle more than a stones throw but not too far. When I buy a lathe maybe you could give me some pointers.
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

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Jim welcome from W.N.Y. Cheektowaga N.Y. Don
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Thanks for the welcome.

Paul, My sister has a summer home on Skaneatelas Lake so I do get there in the summer. What store do you have your bowls in? Cortland is a lttle more than a stones throw but not too far. When I buy a lathe maybe you could give me some pointers.
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Jim,

I used to be in Skaneateles Artisans, now am in the new gallery right in the heart of town, Gallery 54.

Yeah, when you get the lathe, let me know, and I'll drop down. I'm only home on the weekends, as I work out of town (NJ) during the week. I've got some old junk bowl blanks that you can practice on, and I can bring down a bunch of different lathe tools for you to try out before you spend a fortune on your own.

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I used to be in Skaneateles Artisans, now am in the new gallery right in the heart of town, Gallery 54.

Yeah, when you get the lathe, let me know, and I'll drop down. I'm only home on the weekends, as I work out of town (NJ) during the week. I've got some old junk bowl blanks that you can practice on, and I can bring down a bunch of different lathe tools for you to try out before you spend a fortune on your own.

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Thanks Paul,
I'm in the middle of adding on to my shop so it will be a few months. I'm looking on line for a used lathe. I would like at least a 42" capacity & I like older power tools. I've been reading a basic woodturning book & I made a few bowls on a drill press (which wasn't easy) but fun! Let me know if you have any resources for used tools.
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Its great to see how many NYers are on this board. From Rochester here!
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