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post #1 of 4 Old 12-08-2009, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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My First Projects

I finally broke done and took some pictures of my JET JWL-1220vs, the stand I made, and my first 2 projects.

The table lamp and the bowl are made from maple.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-08-2009, 09:28 PM
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Ok Soltc,
Looks like you are off to a good start. The bench looks nice and sturdy. The 1220 is a good lathe. Do you have a means to sharpen your tools? You will find that to be pretty important. I didn't know any better when I first started and thought the tools came sharp when you bought them. So for the first couple of weeks I made some projects, really pushing on the tools, thinking that was the way it was supposed to be. Then I went over my buddy's shop. I thought something was wrong with his tools because they cut so easy. Have fun with it,
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Welcome to the vortex. I hope those pics of the lathe and stand were before you turned anything. Mine hasn't been that clean since I got it. Good starting projects.

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Yes, I have 2 bench grinders. I've ordered blue and white wheels for the 8", and a sharpening support.

Richard Raffin's books and DVD give good lessons for sharpening.

Since I still work full time and have a minimum of space in the basement, I'm a fanatic about cleaning up around the lathe.

BTW Rockler's new Turning Smock is excellent. One size, denim, detachable collar.
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