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post #1 of 7 Old 11-17-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Some Beginner's Work

I finally got my lathe and have turned 6 bowls on it. Two with assistance and the other 4 alone. I got aHarbor Freight by Central Machine for $151.99 after discounts. Here is the info. on it.
  • Turn material up to 10" diameter and 18" long
  • Five speeds: 750, 1100, 1600, 2200 and 3200 RPM
  • Extremely sturdy cast iron construction to reduce vibration
  • 1/2 HP, 110 volt motor
  • Pull-out switch allows lock out to help prevent unwanted use
  • Includes 3" faceplate and 7" tool rest
  • Nonslip rubber feet
  • 8" x 30" footprint
  • Includes three hex wrenches, live center and spur center
Quill taper: MT-2

Here is a few pics. of the ones I have done. My edges haven't all been exact since I didn't get the face plate perfect when I but it on the bottom. And, I have cut into my screws a couple times. I was thinking about getting some type of chuck. I ordered one from Harbor Freight and it wouldn't fit. It weighted about 5 pounds but it was too small to screw on my lathed. I'm sure you all can give me lots of pointers. Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.
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Welcome to the black hole known as woodturning.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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man i like that walnut? one
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I like that Box elder turning---Look through the log pile for more!
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Good start
How about pics of the new lathe and your setup.....

Learning more about tools everyday
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Welcome to the addiction...

There is no known cure.

Nice work!


...ever notice how "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, unless you are at a funeral..?
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Lovely turnings the second pic is my favourite!
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