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Posted on DELTA WINs -- RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 or the DELTA 46-460 ????

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 03:05 PM

I get slammed when I say this, but here goes.

I wish that I had started with carbide tools, such as EasyWoodTools, when I started.
I’m using them as an example, you can save money elsewhere, but their quality is excellent.
They all use the same tool presentation. Cutting edge at center height, tool flat on the rest. Each tool in a set of gouges, skews, scrapers et al is used differently. Bigger learning curve.

A few carbide tools is cheaper than some sets of turning tools. Sharpening tools have their own got to have accessories.

After you have some success, you will want gouges and skews and the rest, but you will know what you want, why you want it, and how it will help you. You will also probably save some $ by buying smarter.

The old timers learned how to with what they had. Times change.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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