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Old 03-01-2018, 07:57 AM   #1
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A few years ago I was blessed to have about $20-30k of wood working machines gifted to me. I use several of those weekly: table saw, joiner, drill press, router table, band saw, oscillating drum sander, etc.* However, the lathe never really got my attention until this week. It's a 1950s sears brand. Anyway, I got after it yesterday to play around. Whittled on a pine board a little then threw a chunk of mesquite on it. Man, I love it! Going to be fun knocking several of these out for Christmas gifts. I don't believe I could get $ out of what I have in them.

At the same time, Kim's uncle was in town and showed me a few tricks on how he makes wooden spoons. He makes a living with them in Idaho.*
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:34 AM   #2
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Impressive, Trey.

That's a toy I'd like to have one day.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:54 AM   #3
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Impressive! I like
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:18 PM   #4
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Dang, those turned out really nice. Always wanted to get a lathe to mess around with, but havent pulled the trigger.
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:22 PM   #5
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A lathe sure makes the sanding part easy!!!!

Nice work
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:24 PM   #6
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how do you make the spoon on the lathe? That looks good.
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:26 PM   #7
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Very nice work
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:07 PM   #8
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how do you make the spoon on the lathe? That looks good.
Wasn't clear on that. Spoons are not made on a lathe. Just threw that in there as I knocked one out while I was in the shop.
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:57 PM   #9
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Nice work Trey! Looking forward to your other projects.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:08 PM   #10
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Very nice
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:29 PM   #11
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Nice Work
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:12 AM   #12
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Very nice work on that bowl for a novice. You got skills
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:26 AM   #13
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Beware of the vortex. With flat work, there is normally a decent time difference between first cut to finish product. With a lathe, that time can be as little as 15 mins. Once you start making pens, razors, bottle stoppers, pepper mills, etc, etc, etc... your table saw, jointer, and the rest start looking like chores. The sense of accomplishment is rapid on the lathe.

I started with significantly less equipment, but now have 2 lathes, a mini and a full size. They get all the love in my shop. The lathe is the devil to the engineer and a saint to the ADHD mindset. I can literally change from pen to razor to pepper mill, and have 2-3 sellable goods in the matter of an hour or two.

Next up for you is a GOOD set of chisels.

BTW... PENN State industries, woodcraft, and Rockler are absolutely evil for turners. They have EVERYTHING you need to start producing round items for sell...
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:28 AM   #14
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Very Nice.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #15
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Keep your shirt tucked in!
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:58 AM   #16
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That what Iím talking about!!


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Old 03-02-2018, 11:48 AM   #17
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You need a bigger bowl or a smaller spoon!

Looks great!
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:55 AM   #18
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very nice
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:37 PM   #19
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Default 1953 Craftsman Lathe

A 1953 Craftsman Wood lathe is what got me started in turning. It was my grandfathers lathe. I till use it to this day as well as the table saw. The lathe is still using the original electric motor. I even still have the original owners manual for both pieces. You can still buy parts for these machines from Sears.

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Old 03-04-2018, 06:47 PM   #20
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:24 AM   #21
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Spinning wood has a way of relaxing me!

Nice work, on the bowl; I'd love to see a step by step on the spoon. My step-mom would love one.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:59 AM   #22
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Very nice!!
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:14 PM   #23
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The bug has got him now.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:27 PM   #24
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That is so cool.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:18 PM   #25
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Very nice.
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:50 AM   #26
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:14 AM   #27
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That's pretty good for just jumping in. I've been wanting to start bowls and stuff, but have not bought the chucks to do it yet. All I've done are pens and such. To me acrylic is the devil, and keeping the tools sharp becomes a chore to me. Sharpening has never been my strong suit

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Old 07-03-2018, 12:45 PM   #28
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On a metal lathe you want your shirttail out. Gives them hot chips an escape.




Good work Trey! Looks good.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:18 PM   #29
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A wood lathe is one of the few machines I don't have but am seriously thinking about getting one just to tinker with. I found a bunch of old cedar post that would make beautiful spindles/legs for tables. I am presently trying to cut some boards out of it on a bandsaw. We'll see how that comes out.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:41 PM   #30
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Looking good! To me, the coolest thing about a wood lathe is that you can take a junky looking piece of wood and turn it into beautiful artwork in a matter of minutes!
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:51 PM   #31
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Very nice work!
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:53 PM   #32
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Nice looking work
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:00 AM   #33
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Nice!
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