And, it would occasionally be nice to turn knobs or other small furniture details. What brand did you get, if you don't mind my asking?[[Goofy runs to the basement to look]]Puff, puff, it's got a decal on it that says "Turncrafter Pro". It's from PSI, which is likely Penn State Industries - where I have dropped another $100 on pen supplies from their website. Looks like that $700 just became $800.The last time I used a lathe was in 6th grade - I made a bowl, suitable for about 10 walnuts. My parents floored me about two years ago when they pulled it out of a cabinet and handed it to me and asked if I remembered where they got it. I did, of course, instantly, and I brought it home, and it now sits proudly as my change dish/key dish by the door. I remember it being prettier ;)Anyway, my BIL has his lathe set up for "pens" with the correct mandrel, etc. so I've gone with "pens" this time around. It's actually quite fun, and very satisfying. Unlike most of my projects which go on endlessly, you pick up a wood blank, you drill it, set it on the lathe, turn it, polish it, wax it, and assemble the pen, and 45 minutes later you have a beautiful piece. It's almost instant gratification, and the results are pretty gorgeous, IIDSSM.He lives about 12 hours away, but he's coming back in early March to pick it up (and his turning tools and stuff), thank goodness, I could go broke if he left it here much longer.
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