Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
My first timid steps...

John Longwitz-Doraville, GA
>...down the "slippery slope" occurred yesterday. Stopped at Lowes and the Delta LA 200 midi lathe is on sale for $169. They had 2 left and one followed me home. Now I see what all the fascination is over rounding things. Had it out of the box, set up, and made a chisel handle in less than an hour. Seems like a fairly decent product and welcome any tips from other users. Got the tools at Woodcraft and it's the Chinese set with oval skew, small gouge and parting tool labeled for pen turning. Already have plenty of sharpening equipment so I'm good to go for awhile.

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