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#1 posted 08-04-2019 09:04 AM

Here is my 3 cents. All of the previous post are great. Stepping into woodturning is a super rewarding and can be super expensive. As you are doing ASK a LOT of questions, in general buy the best tools you can afford. Find and join your local club. Also join the AAW (see https://www.woodturner.org/). Often at your club you will find members selling different tools at bargain prices. Most of my tools are used tools and I could not afford all I have if I purchased them new.

Get your girls involved. I just got my 12/10 year old grand daughters involved and they are are super excited. Often a club will let youth member join free or at a super discount. Possibly your wife might like to join in and make it a true family event.

Possibly there are tools that you can make at a fraction of what it would cost to buy. Again you have an opportunity to do something with the family.

One closing note – ENSURE you ALWAYS think and practice safety!

-- JohnT


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