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Daniel Hayes
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Jun 26th, 2017 at 3:36pm
 
Hello,
Bought my HF lathe in April so just learning.  I took a class last year at the local Woodcraft store and got the bug. Will be asking some questions as I go along and hope to get good enough to contribute to the forum.  I will post some pics soon of my first projects.  I have turned 10 things so far and only one of them was destroyed by ignorance.  Grin
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Re: New Turner, New Member
Reply #1 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 2:19am
 
Welcome from SE Texas!
The HF was my first dedicated lathe after I started on my Shopsmith.  Decided I liked the hobby a lot!!
I've since progressed to larger capacity machines-- I like turning bigger things.
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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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Daniel Hayes
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Reply #2 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 2:45pm
 
Thanks David. I hope to work up to some larger pieces.  I'm staying under 12" right now especially since I am buying KD blanks.  I am too impatient to turn green wood.
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Re: New Turner, New Member
Reply #3 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 4:11pm
 
Daniel Hayes wrote on Jun 26th, 2017 at 3:36pm:
Will be asking some questions as I go along and hope to get good enough to contribute to the forum.


Welcome Daniel
Ask all the questions you want and don't worry about being good enough to contribute, everyone had to start at one time.
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Reply #4 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 1:09pm
 
Welcome David.  Make yourself at home.
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Re: New Turner, New Member
Reply #5 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 12:52am
 
Nicely done!
BTW--Despite what some say, wood for turning does not necessarily have to be dry.
I really don't worry about it--some woods do crack and warp , amount depends on the species and the shape of the turning.
You're in a good area--Mesquite is plentiful, and about the most stable wood there is.
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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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