Rocker, Geek, Woodworker
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Pen Bushings, teach a noob!
Hey everyone, this is my first post as I am new to wood working and new to the forum.
My Grandfather is getting older and he and my Grandma decided that it is time to clean out his wood shop. I am the happy recipient of a good deal of his equipment. (I used to work with him when i was younger making things for teachers at school around christmas time. good memories)
I am getting a lathe, very old. A 12" bansaw, router table, table saw, sander, planer, drill press etc. (I will take pictures when my shop is set up in the basement)
Here is what I need to know. I would like to start on the lathe with pen turning because it looks like a good way to teach myself somethings. But I am a bit confused about the bushings. Do I need to buy a new set of bushings for each different pen kit I pick up? if so that is a lot of money. Where is a good place that has bushings that can be used on many different types of pen kits?
Any advice on starting this venture back into woodworking is welcome!