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post #1 of 7 Old 04-27-2011, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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and new to turning so i will have some questions for u guys
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-27-2011, 08:17 PM
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Welcome aboard. there is alot to learn and we will help all we can so ask away. Woodturning is a great hobby and the posibilities are endless on what you can make.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-27-2011, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks don716
i have a jet mini lathe, only had it for a weeks now
but i am looking for a gouge
dont know what brand or size, one for small projects( turkey pot calls mainly)
any advice is greatly appreciated
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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welcome to the forum
you can learn alot here
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Welcome to the forum. Post pics. Show your work. No pics means you haven't actually DONE anything ... rule here is, no pics it doesn't really exist

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I would have a 3/8 spindle gouge for small rounding and maybe a 1/2" bowl gouge for small/medium bowls. You will also need a small parting tool. I made mine out of a Sawsall blade. Easy to make and just as good. You can start out with Benjamins Best. They are pretty good to start out with but when you get into turning alot more I would jump into the Robert Sorby Tools. They stay sharp longer and are better quality steel.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-08-2011, 07:58 PM
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Welcome Longbeard!

I, too, am new to turning, and if there is "one thing" that I've found that makes turning easier, it is sharp tools!

My first several attempts were way inferior to more recent stuff, due to lacking skill and crappy, dull tools...
I've since revisited a few projects and have made them mostly presentable.

Good luck, have fun, and post pics!

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