Turning Archive 2005
Jimmy from Central IL
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.