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Posted on For folks who are not primarily turners, what do you use your lathe for and how often?

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Wildwood

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#1 posted 04-18-2017 03:50 PM

Actually cheaper to buy ready made spindles than learning to turn or buy a lathe, & all the tools needed. Of course need dry wood too! Many woodturners including my self find if daunting to get 4 legs exactly the same. Turned lot of spindles for porches & stairs on a copying lathe and hated it. Enjoyed split turnings for period furniture lot better and easier.

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My last big furniture project was turning stools for my brothers & sisters.

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