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    Bench legs

    This is my first turning project. Don't have any calipers, had to eyeball all 4 posts. This is for a bench project. What do you think?

    http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/i.../Tablelegs.jpg

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    Your first turning project?
    I can't believe how close to exactly the same they all appear to be!!
    Beautiful job, Brad!

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    Your eyeballs are pretty well calibrated! Nicely done

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    Boy for a first I must say that is excellent. Well done.
    Bernie W.

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    I'm with the other guys...great job, especially for a first.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    I'd say your eyes are pretty dang good. great job

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    Great job Brad!

    Besides, as they are "Handmade" not made on some CNC machine in China, they are SUPPOSED to be some variation on each leg, that is what makes them handmade!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Impressive work Brad! Especially being your first turning and without the aid of calipers! Looking forward to seeing what you turn next! Very nice work!
    Steve

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    Thanks Everyone,
    Bill Simpson was here about 2 weeks ago and gave me some tips that helped me get started. What a Great guy!!! I have about 8hrs time on these legs. Very little sanding required. I did a little practice on few pieces before I tried this project. Will send pics of finished bench. Next is a 4 poster bed. I have a 4 pulley system on my lathe. My Question is when do I know to change speeds? I am currently on second slowest speed? Thanks for the positive feedback and tips.

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    I tell you I have calipers, dividers and a couple other 'ers and my stuff doesn't match any better. I just call it artistic license.
    >>Enter witty saying here<<

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