my first lathe project

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this is my first turning on a lathe.
well really a toy lathe. is a dremel moto-lathe. i want a larger one. lol.

-- pat,ohio...

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#1 posted 04-29-2008 02:20 AM

Well done Pat. I like the wood in the background. Makes for a nice picture.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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pat sherman

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#2 posted 04-29-2008 02:22 AM

thanks brunob. that backround wood is the back of a woodburning i am doing on maple.
on the other side are two bears and the grand teton mts.

-- pat,ohio...

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#3 posted 04-29-2008 04:07 AM

very cool…be careful…i hear the lathe is ADDICTING…I am gonna use mine SOOON…dying to try it…as soon as i finish all the other things i am in the middle of…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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pat sherman

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#4 posted 04-29-2008 04:20 AM

too late napaman. am already additiced. now looking for a bigger lathe. lol.

-- pat,ohio...

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#5 posted 04-29-2008 04:47 AM

Bigger is always better in my book.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-29-2008 05:02 AM

Welcome to “As the World turns.” Nice job on your first turning. I think I have read Gary’s book. Bigger is better. I have a 16” swing and still want more. Oh well.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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pat sherman

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#7 posted 04-29-2008 05:12 AM

what i know ab out turning is that i know nothing . have so much to learn.

this tiny dremel moto-tool is but a toy.
but am looking for a bigger one i can play with. first i have to sell something to pay for it.

-- pat,ohio...

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#8 posted 04-29-2008 10:04 AM

Pat congratulations-your HOOKED! LOL I like the design too, very nicely done Pat.

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 04-29-2008 10:06 AM

Very nice Pat. Join the club, you don’t have to be fish to be hooked. We got ya.


-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 04-29-2008 10:34 AM

Welcome to your new addiction.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 04-29-2008 01:56 PM

You’re off to a great start.

Now that you have the feel of it, it won’t be long before you’ll have a nice new lathe,

but it doesn’t have to be new.

It takes a long time to wear out a good lathe.


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 04-29-2008 03:05 PM

Yep, that’s a darn good start. I have an olivewood candlestick in my shop (more of a polished ‘stick’ than a candlestick!) that was one of my first projects. I’m hooked on pens now… trying bowls soon.


-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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pat sherman

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#13 posted 04-29-2008 04:17 PM

thanks guys. did my second little vase yesterday. adn tried like the devil to make a turned flower. needless to say it did not work. but the you-tube guy made it look so easy. lol. NOT>

will keep trying.

-- pat,ohio...

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#14 posted 05-03-2008 01:37 AM

With your ability Pat you will not have a bit of trouble mastering the lathe. Just a matter of practice. You have a good start. Nice candle stick holder. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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pat sherman

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#15 posted 05-03-2008 03:06 AM

well i got my lathe. now to learn to use it have tofind a face plate and a 4 jaw chuck yet. get my tools sharp. then i am off and running.

wish me luck.

-- pat,ohio...

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