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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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You won't believe it I got my present today and I broke it. I was putting it together and snap when the foot of the lathe near the power head. Called grizzly told them what I did and they are sending the part. So I went and took it off and darn if it isn't made of plastic I a least thought it would have been white metal at least. So if they send me the wrong foot the far end one is made of cast so I'll be drilling out the holes. So I don't have to mess with plastic. But I'm still happy with it can't wait to get it a turning.

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You won't believe it I got my present today and I broke it. I was putting it together and snap when the foot of the lathe near the power head. Called grizzly told them what I did and they are sending the part. So I went and took it off and darn if it isn't made of plastic I a least thought it would have been white metal at least. So if they send me the wrong foot the far end one is made of cast so I'll be drilling out the holes. So I don't have to mess with plastic. But I'm still happy with it can't wait to get it a turning.

Congrats my friend, Be sure to show us your first turnings.

I am getting my dads old Lathe from my brother soon as we can meet up halfway between where we live. I am looking forward to learning and messing with the Lathe. I cannot draw a thing so I atleast hope I can make something other than tooth picks.
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Well, once its up and running, I look forward to seeing the projects that you'll be creating.

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Did you figure who it was from? I've been trying to watch for that - did I miss one?
I love a good mystery!
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Did you figure who it was from? I've been trying to watch for that - did I miss one?
I love a good mystery!
Yes found out it was my little brother. Don't know how I'm going to top this one. But I will.

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Well that was really nice of him - I'll have to send MY little brother to him for lessons!
Hopefully that broken part will come in and we'll get to see something that you've made with it. I've been interested in turning but have never tried ... there are so many other things that I'm already not good at - not sure my ego can take another one!
Happy turning and have a great Holiday season.
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Well that was really nice of him - I'll have to send MY little brother to him for lessons!
Hopefully that broken part will come in and we'll get to see something that you've made with it. I've been interested in turning but have never tried ... there are so many other things that I'm already not good at - not sure my ego can take another one!
Happy turning and have a great Holiday season.
Gilbear it's up and running. I never worked a lathe until last week when I got the part to fix it. It's really easy to figure out less difficult then using a router only difference is the piece will fly of if it isn't balances or set in the madrel just right. Did some turning tonight making my honey a set of candle sticks tomorrow. Really a nice machine for a small lathe it handle that 4x4 really well. Did some routing to best thing I got this year is the heater in the shop there is no stopping me now. And I love it.

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congrats you will love a lathe that was the first thing in my shop and the most fun thing i ever did you might want to get a fullface mask just incase your piece flies out at you thay do that some times good luck on your great gift
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Kenny I am sort of finding that out. I sit at it and seems all the chips come flying at you to. So face shield is on my next shopping order. And yes I'm having a blast made some candle sticks for my wife so far. Want to get into some pen turning.

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