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Brian woodward
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Saw dust addict in withdraw.
Jun 3rd, 2017 at 11:53am
 
Hi, my name is Brian and I am a sawdustaholic. I have been clean and sober for a little over 5 years. LOL!

Really though, Hello all! I am just gearing up to start a new adventure in woodturning. I was a finish carpenter/cabinetmaker for about 20 years. I also built quite a few furniture pieces in my home shop, until 7 years ago when I got divorced and lost my shop. About 5 years ago I moved from carpentry to project management. I have had major itch to make some saw dust for a while now but have not had a place to set up shop. I have decided to move from the little lake house I have now, to a place with a garage so I can make some dust! I have always been interested in woodturning and since I will have to pretty much start over with machinery I want to start a new journey into woodturning. I will be working with limited budget, and space but I am very exited! I appreciate any advice you guys have as to best things to buy to start out and things to avoid. Any tips for set up/lay out for a limited space shop would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any advice and sorry in advance for all the stupid questions I may ask!
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Re: Saw dust addict in withdraw.
Reply #1 - Jun 3rd, 2017 at 1:46pm
 
Welcome Brian!

I don't know where you're located but I think your best bet would be to join your local chapter of the AAW. It's free and there will be people there that will be happy to teach you the basics (also for free.)

Here's a link to be able a club in your area:

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Reply #2 - Jun 3rd, 2017 at 3:13pm
 
Thanks Steve, My local chapter meets Monday! I will definitely stop in and check it out!
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Re: Saw dust addict in withdraw.
Reply #3 - Jun 5th, 2017 at 5:59am
 
Welcome Brian.  Make yourself at home.
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Reply #4 - Jun 6th, 2017 at 6:33am
 
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Re: Saw dust addict in withdraw.
Reply #5 - Jun 6th, 2017 at 2:21pm
 
Welcome. What do you think you will want to turn? Spindles, bowls, lidded boxes, pendants, pens, all the above.  We will want to know so we can spend your money wisely. Grin Grin Grin Cheesy

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PS: when you're ready to spend, we will be glade to help get a list going. (Lathe is least expensive part.)
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Re: Saw dust addict in withdraw.
Reply #6 - Jun 7th, 2017 at 12:15pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Jun 6th, 2017 at 2:21pm:
Lathe is least expensive part.


OMG, truer words were never spoken!  Grin
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Reply #7 - Jun 8th, 2017 at 8:07pm
 
What will I turn? probably all of the above plus more! I plan to start small, pens, boxes, candle sticks, bowls and plates. I definitely have interest in pens and all the kits that the turning supply sites have and will probably start there.
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Re: Saw dust addict in withdraw.
Reply #8 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 12:11pm
 
Welcome from SE Texas!
Looking forward to seeing your projects.
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Everyday liberating nice things from ordinary chunks of wood---and I like gnarly wood, the outcome is nearly always better than the start.
 
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