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    Hello from North Hampshire, England

    Hi there. I'm Tony. I have been spending money fast - sorry, I mean woodturning! - for about 4 years now. I started as a result of encouragement from my wife, believe it or not. She and a lady friend bought an evening's pen turning nearby for their respective husbands for Christmas. We both enjoyed it, and I have subsequently set up a small workshop () in the garden, brick built, and equipped it progressively. I use an Axminster AX1218VSL Lathe which I bought secondhand. I turn various things, limited largely by my restricted artistic imagination, including both wood and acrylic pens.

    I have done four Christmas/Craft fairs with some success, and that has allowed the purchase of a little more equipment. While I don't generally go for top-end stuff, I do recognise that buying cheap is often a bad move, so I'd rather wait a little longer and buy something decent.

    I went on a 2 day beginners course at Axminster (in Axminster) taught by Colwin Way, which set me on a good path. Prior to that, I didn't really have much idea what I was doing, and I'm sure it wasn't particularly safe. I'm also a member of the Surrey Woodturners Association and I've learned a great deal from what I've seen there.

    I'm starting to take on slightly more ambitious projects now, the next one probably being a celtic knot, and I've already seen things in this forum to help with that.


     
     
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    welcome Tony

     
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. There are a lot of people with many skills on the forum, just ask away.
    Kelvin

     
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Tony.

    Alan

     
     
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    Welcome to the forum Tony.

     
     
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    Welcome tony.

     
     
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    G'Day Tony,

    Welcome to the forum from the quite warm centre of Aust.


    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Hello and welcome
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    Welcome to the forum Tony.Any advice wanted just ask the question.
    Grumpier by the day.

     
     
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    Hi Tony. Welcome from across the pond.
    I put my symptoms in web M.D. and it turns out I'm just old.

     
     

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