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Jan 3rd, 2010 at 5:14am
 
Hi
Started watching the New Yankee Workshop a number of years ago, got completely carried away, lots of projects that didn't include turning, now I need some legs (who doesn't at 74) my lathe hardly used is now ocupying centre stage in my workshop and i'm struggling, mainly on cutting coves and beads in oak, the videos I have found to be a great help.
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Reply #1 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 9:48am
 
Hi Gordon,

And welcome.  I'm just across the ditch from you but these guys grabbed me and I haven't managed to escape yet.  They aren't too bad but, sometimes, their English is a bit strange.
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Reply #2 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 2:09pm
 
welcome Gordon.  don't mind Bre, he is one of are twits-in-training.  he is right though, once you enter the vortex, there is no return. Cool Cool
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Reply #3 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 2:43pm
 
Brendan McAreavy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2010 at 9:48am:
their English is a bit strange.



That's because we type with an accent.

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Thanks for the welcome.
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Reply #6 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 6:35pm
 
Welcome Gordon,

Have you tried practicing on a softer or even wet wood, to get the hang of the tools ?? it's a lot easier and cheaper in wood and the tool wear.Try watching some of the videos on this site, or go to you tube and search for bobham5, he's on here and goes into great detail on all sorts of turning and it's free......the best price in town.

EX England......too expensive and cold......
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Reply #7 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 7:49pm
 
leo Makepeace wrote on Jan 3rd, 2010 at 6:35pm:
Have you tried practicing on a softer or even wet wood, to get the hang of the tools ??


What Leo didn't mention - you'll also need a good quality raincoat and waterproof walls.  Cool
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Reply #8 - Jan 3rd, 2010 at 7:58pm
 
Frank,

Very true, but good fun anyway. Shocked
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Reply #9 - Feb 8th, 2010 at 4:43am
 
Over the past weeks I have been practicing cove cutting using my spindle gouges with some success, I no longer take pieces out of the beeds and am able to burnish using the gouge bevel, when I came to turn my table legs I copped out and decided to use my scraper rather than the gouge due to the cost of the oak, next time I will use my gouge.
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Reply #10 - Feb 9th, 2010 at 5:18am
 
Welcome Gordon.  remember the only stupid question is the one not asked. Saying that I've asked so many I'm now a genius.  Grin
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Reply #11 - Feb 9th, 2010 at 1:42pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Feb 9th, 2010 at 5:18am:
Saying that I've asked so many I'm not a genius.  Grin

Corrected spelling.  Grin Grin

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JimQuarles wrote on Feb 9th, 2010 at 1:42pm:
Chuck Beland wrote on Feb 9th, 2010 at 5:18am:
Saying that I've asked so many I'm not a genius.  Grin

Corrected spelling.  Grin Grin

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Reply #13 - Feb 9th, 2010 at 8:06pm
 
Grand slam Jim,Grin Grin Grin Grin Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #14 - Feb 10th, 2010 at 12:22am
 
nice one Jim, you beat me to it. smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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