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  1. #11
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    Welcome to the club mate, some real good advice given already.....take it easy...don't rush and all will be good

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    Hi Jeff,
    Welcome...…..I am new(ish) to the group as well.
    I joined back last year and stayed in the back ground for a while reading other peoples comments and posts but now I am just getting confident to post some comments of my own !!!
    I find this forum full of interesting things and some knowledgeable people. ( I wont say who as it might go to their head !!)

     
     
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    Welcome to the forum lots of good advice on here just ask away. If you can find a local Club that will help a lot. Do your research before buying a lathe. I actually make all my pens on a metal worker's lathe. I have had to modify bits to do it successfully. It's no good for anything else like bowls and stuff. I may buy a wood lathe later on if the need arises. I'm fairly new to woodturning and pen making. This site helped me a lot getting started. They are a friendly bunch.

     
     
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    G'Day Jeff,

    Welcome to the forum from the warmed up centre of Aust.

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    It's all been said. Always take safely as seriously as you can and PPE is a must, I have said this before, if the answer ain't on here then there ain't one. I have only been turning for a couple of years and this forum and members have helped me all the way. Still a fair way to go yet though.Enjoy,

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    Welcome aboard Ian.
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    Welcome Ian. You have already had the good advice to try and find a Wood turning Club. There is also a great deal of good advice on here. A course such as Ed Olivers would be a good way to start. It is worth getting advice and taking some time before taking the plunge on the lathe as hopefully you are going to spend a lot of time with it so it is worth getting it right. I second the caution against the really cheapy lathes, they will frustrate you in no time. There are good second hand lathes to be had but try to check them out before parting with cash! Enjoy the challenge.

     
     

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