Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
New to turning...???'s

Jimmy from Central IL
>Hi All.

I have been doing a little woodworking for the last 4-5 years. I have a son, 9 yrs. old, that has shown ALOT of interest in turning. We seen someone turning pens and spinning tops at a show before the holidays and has not quit talking about it.

The questions I have are:

1. Will he be all right starting out with a Jet Pen Lathe? A local dealer has them on sale for $75.00!!

2. What tooling should I get for him to use? He has small little hands.

3. What basics can I get to keep this tools sharp?

I would like to get this for him. I am actually gave him the choice of a lathe or an electric scooter, and he picked the lathe to be in the shop with Dad...:) I also have signed us up for classes in late January for beginners.

Thanks,

Jimmy

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