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post #1 of 7 Old 08-31-2011, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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New to the turning hobby, good deal on lathe?

Hello everyone. My name is Methuselah. Currently stationed in Port Angeles, Wa in the Coast Guard. Anyone on here living on the peninsula? My question today is what I'm getting and what I need with the lathe I found? Also any pros and cons people know of Its a Jet jml-1014i. I figured for $100 from my buddies dad was a pretty good deal. haven't had it sent up yet. From the pictures everything looks like its there and includes 3 chisels. Can't tell what they are though. After getting rid of the dust (I haven't turned since highschool wood shop class) what would i need to add to this lathe to be able to turn pens? This is the first project I would like to do. I will try and attach a few pictures of the lathe. Any info will help, thanks and i look forward to learning as much as i can from the site.



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post #2 of 7 Old 08-31-2011, 08:12 AM
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A Jet mini and three Sorby chisels for $100 .....
dunno about where you are , but here , thats a dream come true

Can't help you with the pen turning gear tho , I've never made one
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Welcome from next door in Sequim.

That is one fantastic deal for a great lathe. I started out with a Jet 1014 and was very happy with it for many years.

Drop me a PM if you would like to stop by my shop. I would be happy to show you the ropes of pen turning as I know them.

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Not on the peninsula, but not too far away in North Bend. For pen turning, other than what you show in the photo you'll need the following:
a mandrel, drill press (or can drill on the lathe with the right accessories), CA glue, pen kits, sandpaper, finish of your choice. Miter saw or band saw to cut blanks, unless you're buying pre-cuts.

Here are a couple links: http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...rtnerid=google

http://www.pennstateind.com/store/getting-started.html

Good luck and keep posting questions, oh yea and pics of your pens once you start.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Glad to know that I found a good deal. Thanks for everyone's post. I have access to a drill press at work. Can you not drill straight enough with a hand drill and work in a vise? And what is CA glue? i've seen it talked about before? is it sold in certain stores or pretty much anywhere? Thanks again Dick i'll be stopping by.
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CA glue is cyanoacrylate (super glue). You'll use it to glue the tubes into the blanks. If you can drill very straight you might be able to get away with a hand drill, but remember you will be drilling a 7mm or larger hole that needs to be relatively centered into a piece of wood that is 3/4 square or smaller, 2.5 to 5 inches long.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Ok thanks for the info on the CA glue. I will definately be using the drill press then.
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