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    Very first attempts

    Ok no laughing. I was playing around last night on the new lathe kneeling on the floor. Made an egg as it was something that I have always wanted to do. My son came over today and gave me a hand lifting the lathe up on saw horses. I immediatly thought "Well you just can't have an egg without an egg cup" so off I went with the left over stock from the egg. and made this. It was my first attempt at hollowing out stock and I was forced to do it with very limited tools. Honest opinions and critisisms welcome. Yea I have heard all the egg jokes from my kids already. Oh and Stu yes you were right it is much easier when it is on saw horses.
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    Hey Drew, that egg looks a little hard boiled I am not a turner but if you managed to do that with a lathe on the ground and you on your knees, I think great things will come when it is set up properly

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    Drew, it is hard to believe that is your first attempt. The egg and cup is outstanding!

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    Nice job!
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    Those look great for your first. Egg looks really nice.
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    Very 1st attempts

    Hey lookin good there

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    Ditto on all the previous comments. I think you've been secretly practicing for months. Nobody turns that nice of work on their first two pieces.
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    Drew, that looks great, and now we all know the Egg came first
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    Thanks for all the positive comments. I can honestly say that I am hooked. This reminds me of high school and that was 30 yrs ago ( wow reality check just hit me). Of course we didn't turn bowls back then just spindles and no live centers or chucks. I do have to take some time and learn how to sharpen the tools now. Things have changed lots in 30 yrs.
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    Drew, sharpening is a very big part of having a good time turning. I find that nearly every time I'm having trouble on the lathe, my tool is dull and I've neglected to sharpen it

    Get a good easy system set up and use it, often.

    Cheers!
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