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    Pre-Gloat

    I hope pre gloats are allowed! Do you guys think I got a deal? Received this in an email today. Free shipping!



    FedEx should be delivering it in a couple days. Now I have to figure out how to make it release some of those nice objects you guys get out of a piece of wood!

    Ed

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    Nice. Not sure though if a pre gloat is legit. Now if you don't follow up with a pic inclusive gloat the whole thing will be VOID.
    Jim

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    Congrats Ed! I've got the VS version of that it's performed well! Post photos when it arrives!

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    Thanks guys. Don't worry Jim, I'll get the official pics when it arrives. I just got excited when the LOML said OK! I don't have much in the way of gouges, just an old set my dad gave me, but I don't know what I'm doing yet anyway. I'll have to see if anyone in the area is willing to give some pointers.

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    singing "another one bits the dust...another one bits the dust"...


    Now get the harbor freight set of high speed turning tools for $40. part number 47066-40GA Attachment 3851 Make sure it that model number they have cheaper version (believe it or not) and they ain't worth the price. Also if you don't have one get a white or pink wheel for your bench grinder and you'll be set to get started..

    Oh and kiss your tools budget good buy cause your gonna need
    1. a chuck
    2. more turning tools
    3. a band saw (if you don't have one)
    4. a chain saw (if you don't have one)

    and the list goes on and on..

    Congrats and welcome to the vortex..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Conditional congratulations! (Conditional on us actually seeing the lathe in question). Don beat me to the suggestion for the HSS turning set from Harbor Freight. More than a few guys have gotten their money's worth out of that set. The proper wheel for your grinder will make a lot of difference, too. And you'll eventually probably want to make or buy a grinding jig, or at least most folks seem to. Then a chuck will not be far behind.

    While you have your camera out taking pics of your new lathe, take a few of the money in your wallet, too, because that's probably the last time you'll see that much cash for a while. And you'll love every minute of being broke. (Then before you know it, you'll be selling pens or bottle stoppers to buy your next lathe goodie. I just recently spent more for a hollowing rig than I did for both my lathes combined, but it was paid for mostly with pen sales.)

    Welcome to the vortex!
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    Thanks guys.

    Vaughn, my wallets already empty, I may be in trouble

    Thanks for the HF tip. They just opened another one closer to home. I have a slow speed grinder that I got from Woodcraft a while back, so I think I'm set on that. The chuck is something I'll have to look into.

    Don, I do need a chainsaw for a large oak that needs to come down in the backyard that's leaning the wrong way and has one large branch, also the wrong way.

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    It's Official!

    The lathe arrived today!



    Now I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I have never actually turned anything, but I did manage to find this in a piece of walnut.



    I think I did OK, but I definitely need some schooling! I think I am going to sign up for a class at Woodcraft.

    Ed

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    Looking good!

    Books and videos may help you a lot too.

    I love Richard Raffan's books...check them at Amazon (Turning Wood, Turning Bowls, and Turning Boxes)

    Bill Grumbine's videos are also neat to have.
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    Dario

    http://www.aoturnings.com/

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    Super and the bonker you turned in the first pics qualifies, welcome to the abyse.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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