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post #1 of 4 Old 03-06-2009, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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First Time, No Blood

Never touched a lathe before yesterday. Spent some time playing and learning how the tools work, how to set up a blank, how to sand, etc.

My very first piece on the lathe turned out to be a candlestick made from a cedar branch that someone put on the side of the road.

Then I decided to use some scraps of yellow pine 2x4s to practice on. My wife even played with a piece of cedar (the tall one is hers!)

Even the pine with nail holes in it looks pretty good, I think.

Now to buy some chucks...
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-06-2009, 04:12 PM
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Looking good....I don't have pictures of my first projects.....there be a good reason for that....
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I am with Wonderwood. Looks like you are getting the hang of it. I also don't have any photos of my first projects, and for good reason. It didn't take me very long to love turning. That is about all I have done here lately. has green turning blanks on the cheap. I just got some from them a couple of weeks ago. The per blank price is cheap, the shipping was a little high. Keep up the good work.

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first time ,no blood

WTG looks like you off to a good start,kep up the good work
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