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    Sorry on my way now to hospital duplicates apology.

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    Welcome Don

    You have come to the right place. If the answer ain't on here, then there ain't one.

    However, a minor word of warning, take it slowly (as you appear to be doing) and you will get there in good time. There are no short cuts to experience. I know.

    I am only a beginner and will always be so. I have been fortunate enough to attend numerous woodturning demonstrations and a few wood turning courses which have helped me a lot, even if it's only from the safety point of view. The local club is, without any doubt, the best way to approach this fantastic hobby. Welcome aboard Don and ask away!!!



    Cheers,
    Frederick
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    Welcome Don,
    I hope you have a lot of spare cash. What ever lathe you buy whether its 1-00 or 1000-00 if the points in the headstock and tailstock dont meet precisely dead centre (known as the kiss test) it will be useless; even 1 mm out of true will ruin your pleasure in turning, so make that your prime goal. The more you an play on someone else's lathe first then the more you will understand what you will need in a lathe. I started on a Record CL1 then afterwards I got spoiled on my teacher's Oneway and eventually bought a 1500 Axminster 3.5 HP lathe with all the bells and whistles. So you can see it pays to research.

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    G'Day Don,
    Welcome to the forum from the extremely chilly top end of Aust (Darwin).

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Hi Don, Welcome!
    I have been asked quite a few times by people in your situation. I always suggest buying as big as you can afford or have space for. This is because you can grow with the lathe, rather than the lathe having to grow with you. The amount of times I have seen people buy a small one from axminster or wherever only for them to start turning bowls and finding they have nowhere else to go except to buying yet another lathe. I myself have an old Draper which I bought second hand from an old engineer. The lathe was well looked after and has served me well.
    Whatever you decide I am sure the wealth of knowledge on this forum will serve you well.
    Kind regards
    Will

     
     

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