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#1 posted 07-10-2017 05:53 PM

The Jet or Delta would be my preference. I also would consider watching Craigslist or other local venues for a used full-sized lathe. Often we start small only to find we LOVE this hobby and want to turn something bigger. Plus, you can always turn small on a big lathe but not the other way around.

I’ve been using Benjamin’s Best chisels from PSI and have done some good work with them.

An 8” grinder with a Wolverine jig is the only way to go for sharpening.

Watch YouTube videos until your eyes go blurry then watch some more. Captain Eddie Castelin is a favorite, you will learn much from him. Start with his old videos, first, and just go through the list.

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