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Okay... I'm asking for a lathe for my birthday (or Christmas, I'm not fussy), and lessons! I want like five of these!!! (JS)
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'Don't know if you could buy a lathe that would handle a project like that or not. The ones I know of are large, heavy, and normally homemade (to make them affordable).
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'Don't know if you could buy a lathe that would handle a project like that or not. The ones I know of are large, heavy, and normally homemade (to make them affordable).
And your point.....? They aren't that big, and I could make smaller ones with a smaller lathe as decorations... go troll someone else, please.
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Sorry, thought you were serious.

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Those are cute Barb. If you made small ones out of small sticks they would work great in Fairy gardens.
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I bought a small lathe from Harbor Freight, And I am very happy with it. It came with a faceplate and a drive center and live tailstock center. Extras are a face shield, a 1/2" chuck (for drilling) and of course tool chisels. I then added a 4 jaw chuck to the mix. There are of course pen making kits that can be another option. You can turn mushrooms from small branches as decorations easily on a benchtop lathe. I say "go for it Barb". They are just as messy as a router is (by the way).

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Those mushrooms are really nice. I could see them in our yard.
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Those are actually pretty cool . I’m thinking they started with a lathe , then used a disc grinder to get those additional curves ?

Sure made a lot of chips

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Those are actually pretty cool . Iím thinking they started with a lathe , then used a disc grinder to get those additional curves ?

Sure made a lot of chips
If you're on FB, Rick, his page is The Woodturners. He's out of the U.K. He has a video of him turning these. He has an industrial sized lathe, doing turning for a living.
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I saw a photo on Pinterest of some small turned mushrooms used as garden ornaments (maybe 8 - 10" high), showed them to my wife and was told not to put anything like that in her garden. Oh well.

Something to bear in mind though - the bark along the edges definitely sets them off, but I understand that there is a problem with the bark falling off as the wood dries out.
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