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The addiction has begun-turning wood that is. I've been waiting for the OK for another major purchase from the "boss" and for my birthday, I got the Jet 1220 lathe. Once I got it all set up, emptied my local library of all their books on lathes and turning, and watched as many reruns of woodworks and new yankee workshop turning episodes, I gave it a go. My wife likes mojitos and suggested I make her a muddler….so here it is. I realize there are a lot of awesome turners on this site (which provided loads of inspiration in just looking at their wonderful work), so don't laugh too hard. Now I can understand the addiction: I've tasted it and it was good!

BTW, the shakiness of the first picture was not the effect of a mojito but rather too slow of a shutter speed. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Wood is Goncalo Alves.

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Looks like a fine job for a first turn. I'm still waiting for the boss to approve a lathe purchase. ;)
Thanks for the post.
 

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Man what a sneaky, underhanded, despicable, low down, unscrupulous excuse to get a lathe. I LOVE IT!!! :>)

Nice turning, BTW.

Lew
 

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Very nice job. Now that the first one is done, what's next? Wait until you give her: a decorative bowl?
 

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Your journey has just begun. Nice job turning out your first project. I look forward to seeing more. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 

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Hi Scopemonkey;

Great, your first lathe project and you make a stick for your wife to hit you with. lol

Turning, like so many other aspects of woodworking is addictive.

Even just talking bout it. (see lumberjocks.com)

Lee
 

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Very nice for a first turning.

You'll soon find out that your scrap bin will be a great source of material.
 

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laughing??? This is great!
Congrats on the toy, the creation, and the happy boss.
Oh and I believe you: slow shutter speed.. really, honest .. I do!
 

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I have not had a chance to turn anything yet, but from what I can see that is definitely nothing to laugh at! Great job.
 

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Thanks for all the kind encouragement. I'm going to make a mallet next and then try a bowl.
 
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