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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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#1 posted 04-18-2017 03:53 PM

Charles, looking some of your projects, the turnings would have to be real good. Not knowing how good you
would be with lathe tools and how long it would take you to learn to operate a lathe, you are the only one that
can really answer this question. Ask your friend if he would give you a couple of lessons on the lathe. If you
have a knack for turning and like it, those lessons will give you your answer. If you do like it, you have enough
time in woodworking to realize what a steep slippery slope the buying of tools and accessories is and can plan
your budget accordingly. You also know that a piece you visualize can be made by you exactly as you want, but
if you want someone else to make it, you will need exact plans, and it still may not look like you want it. Just
my opinion and it is worth what you paid for it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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