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Jan 29th, 2010 at 10:44pm
 
Hey Guys
   I joined the forum a couple days ago and I just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a high school student living in central texas and I live on a property surrounded by juniper wood.  Wood and woodworking has always fascinated me, but my actual woodworking was fairly infrequent. Recently I learned about turning, and since then I've been hooked. I only got my lathe (a dinky Shop Fox W1704) a couple days ago, but I've been reading as much as I can on turning from books and the internet (hence my interest in the forum). Today was my first day ever on the lathe, and I spent about two hours today getting used to tools on juniper blanks and then creating a small project. So here it is, an arbitrary chess piece ( sorry for the poor photo quality, taken with my mom's cellphone)


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Reply #1 - Jan 29th, 2010 at 11:48pm
 
Welcome to the vortex.  There is no escape.

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Reply #2 - Jan 29th, 2010 at 11:59pm
 
glad to have you here.  lots of fun and LOTS of great knowledge.
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Reply #3 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 5:06am
 
Welcome Harrison to the funny farm & here's your T-shirt.


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Reply #4 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 8:09am
 
Welcome Harris,

Are you planning on making a complete chess set?
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Reply #5 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 10:46am
 
Hi Harrison, nice looking first attempt.
I remember back when I first started, my wife referred to my early pieces as "custom designed firewood".
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Reply #6 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 11:33am
 
Welcome Harrison. Based on your age, the content of your signature line, and the quality of your very first attempt, I'd say we have a master turner in the making! I look forward to watching you progress.
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Reply #7 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 2:26pm
 
What Jim said.   

Welcome but watch out for Chuck, he eats ALL of our cookies. Undecided Cheesy
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Reply #8 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 7:40pm
 
Welcome to the site Harrison. I can't wait to see the things to come from your shop. If you can join a turning club or get a mentor to guide you, you'll cut years off the learning curve. Watching the videos here is also a great resource! Smiley
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Reply #9 - Jan 31st, 2010 at 10:25am
 
Welcome aboard! You will enjoy yourself here. From the looks of your posted pic you are learning tool control at a good pace.Looking forward to your coming pic's...Bill..
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Reply #10 - Feb 4th, 2010 at 6:32am
 
there are no dinky lathes, only  two types of lathe here. the one you own or the one you want .
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Reply #11 - Feb 4th, 2010 at 7:16pm
 
ddt frederick holsclaw wrote on Feb 4th, 2010 at 6:32am:
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