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Thread: Hello, folks!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Central Florida

    Hello, folks!

    I've been lurking here for a while and thought I should introduce myself and start participating. I bought a lathe many years ago - a harbor freight special. It has been neglected in the garage for a few years but I recently decided to get it out and clean it up and play with it some more. Turns out that just made me want to get a 'real' lathe. I am currently exploring my options. So... I just wanted to say hello and thank y'all for sharing your knowledge.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Welcome to the Family, David!

    I'm mostly a flatlander, but there are plenty of spinny types here who are willing to help.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Welcome aboard.

    There are certainly a lot of great options out there

    Beware the lathe is just the beginning, then come chucks and more chisels and specialty tools and ... ... .. so on.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Hello, folks!

    Welcome aboard! As you've discovered, the best thing about a cheap lathe is that it motivates you to want a better one. Fire away with any questions you might have. If we don't know the answer, we'll at least make up something believable.

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    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Hi David and welcome

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Welcome David. Glad you found us and looking forward to seeing your work.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome to the family David!

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

  8. #8
    have fun here David! You will find all kinds of people and they all have different interest and ability levels -- some like pens some like and are very skill at top flight furniture -- the best I can do is a simple bowl --- Ask anything and I am sure you will get an answer hopefully a correct answer

    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Welcome Dave. Lots of good woodworkers in here. I've learned alot here and continue to learn. Let us know where your from.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Welcome Dave !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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