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    Lessons and tutoring for a beginer

    I need a favor from the turning side of the family. I don't know the first thing about a lathe other than turn it on and off. I would like to know what is the best video to get that will start with the very basics of the machine (set up, speed, and use.) and into the "how to" of turning. For this old man I need it in simple terms with out any "assumptions" that I know something. I get watching some of that stuff on YouTube and get excited about learning but just don't know where to start. I don't want to end up smacked in the head with a tool or piece of wood!

    Hey Larry. I won't get addicted. I can control the demon
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    hmmmmmmmm..........I think its already to late. Larry, we lost another one

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    One video I can recommend is Lacer's "Getting Started Right". It give most of the basics and is an enjoyable watch.

    http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...tart_vid?Args=

    EDIT: It's also available on SmartFlix if you'd like to just rent it.
    http://smartflix.com/store/video/114...-Started-Right
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    I have two personal favorites: The videos by Bill Grumbine, and the ones from Richard Raffin. I know there are lots of other good ones out there, including some by Cindy Drozda http://www.cindydrozda.com/

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    It's true! I can "control it", Can't I?

    Thanks for the links Neal and Bill. I think I'll try renting to see if I want to buy it. In the past I've bought videos and never looked at it again after the first time.
    Aloha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    It's true! I can "control it", Can't I?
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    Hmmmm... We'll see...
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    Royall this is the one I started with. It is a excellent book and DVD. It is about as good as it gets.

    http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st..._kr_wafc?Args=
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Royall this is the one I started with. It is a excellent book and DVD. It is about as good as it gets.

    http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st..._kr_wafc?Args=

    Thanks Bernie, I'll look into this as well. I do think I'll need all the help I can get to get into the "vortex"
    Aloha,

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    Its to late you are already in.

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