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    Newbie pics

    Hello all,
    I'm new to this forum and new to turning (well, not brand new). My Dad taught me the basics 45 years ago, but I didn't do anything with it 'til recently.
    I bought a HF lathe from an ad on Craig's List this June, cadged some antique gouges and such from my brother and had at it.
    Thought I'd post a few photos to get my feet wet here and ask for some advice.
    Can anybody recommend a finish for bowls and platters? Are friction finishes suitable? These are display pieces and not for food. Right now I'm using oil and wipe on poly.
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    Very nice work Ron, especially for someone just getting back into it after a 45 year break.

    Friction polishes work fine on display pieces. A lot of folks use the oil and poly combo that you did on these. I often use a few coats of Minwax Antique Oil on my pieces. I'd suggest trying a few different finishes and seeing which one(s) you like the best.

    And welcome to the clubhouse.
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    Ron,

    Welcome aboard!

    You did a nice job on your turnings. I especially like the last one in your photos. Keep up the good work.

    Like you, I'm getting back to turning after several decades. My first turning was in shop class in the 9th grade about 50 years ago!

    Bill Arnold
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    Nice work! Welcome to the family!
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very nice work Ron, especially for someone just getting back into it after a 45 year break.

    Friction polishes work fine on display pieces. A lot of folks use the oil and poly combo that you did on these. I often use a few coats of Minwax Antique Oil on my pieces. I'd suggest trying a few different finishes and seeing which one(s) you like the best.

    And welcome to the clubhouse.
    Thanks for the welcome, I'll be sure to wipe my feet before entering the clubhouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Ron,

    Welcome aboard!

    You did a nice job on your turnings. I especially like the last one in your photos. Keep up the good work.

    Like you, I'm getting back to turning after several decades. My first turning was in shop class in the 9th grade about 50 years ago!

    Thanks Bill,
    My first try at cocobolo. Funny smelling stuff.
    They wouldn't let me have sharp things in high school, had to learn at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Nice work! Welcome to the family!
    Thanks,
    Glad to be part of the family, do I get a family discount somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Lynch View Post
    Thanks,
    Glad to be part of the family, do I get a family discount somewhere?
    Absolutely, just send me your dues.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Welcome Ron!
    Great job and keep it up! I'm working on bowl's and am to embarrased to post a pic. PM me some of your pic's and you'll get credit!! Try some danish or tung oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Welcome Ron!
    Great job and keep it up! I'm working on bowl's and am to embarrased to post a pic. PM me some of your pic's and you'll get credit!! Try some danish or tung oil.
    Thanks Jim,
    Re: Your signature line, the third pic is/was a two x four. Well, really a piece of scrap 2 x 12 left over from my new bench. Don't throw anything away!

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