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post #1 of 3 Old 03-29-2009, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question new at turning

i just picked up a powermatic 45 vs model and never turned before. it came with a basic set of chisels and a four jaw chuck. any advice on where to start, tooling, anything will help.
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-29-2009, 02:02 PM
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Bill,

Welcome to the dark side. I am rather new also. Only 3 weeks experience but there are a bunch of sites out there to see videos and such. Look at You-Tube. There are a ton of videos for anything you need.

As for tools, buy them as you need them. Maybe start with a small starter set of a gouge, scraper, parting tool. Then get more tools as you need them. I think you can do just about anything you need with the list of tools that I made above.

You will need a sharpening system also. I recommend the Wolverine sharpening system. It is very quick and makes a good edge on the tools. Sharp tools are a must.

The last thing I will leave you with is a link to a beginner turning. It is decent and tought me a few things.
http://www.turningtools.co.uk/pdf_fi...ok/introwt.pdf

If you have classes or a club nearby, maybe you can get someone to show you a few things. That is how you will learn the most.

What are you interested in turning?

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Bill, Welcome to the turning world.

1st) Safety: Just because your not bleeding don't mean your turning safe.
http://www.4woodturning.com/safe.html

2nd) Tools: sharping and knowing your bevels.

3rd) Start simple with practice on some spindles getting to learn wood grain , which way you get smooth and which cuts each tool will make.

4th) watch videos, google woodturning videos and always ask questions here, the only dumb question is the one not ask.

5th) join a local woodtruning club you will excel faster and learn techniques form other turners.

how this helps you out, have fun and remember to post your turning pictures here
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vi...urning-228403/

Jeff,

"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..

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