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And bonus brownie points for anyone who can name all of these wood types!

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African Mahogany, Birdseye Maple, Bocote, Bolivian Rosewood, Curly Maple, Goncalo Alves, Indian Ebony, Jatoba, Lacewood, Leopardwood, Padauk, Purpleheart, Redheart, and Zebrawood
That's a lot of names. Might be some sycamore in there.
 
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Those all sound pretty hard to me. Reguardless, that is some nice woodworking there.
Thanks. It was a small drawing table I made for my daughter a while ago which has been taken out of commission and I am about to repurpose.
 
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That's a lot of names. Might be some sycamore in there.
No sycamore in here although quarter-sawn sycamore is one of my favorite woods to build with.
 
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@sp1187 I just realized I gave you mahogany credit for African when that is genuine. Honduran, Pre-Ban. If you can find it over an inch thick, That's worth more than live Tonga rock these days.
 
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paduak was my fav sculpting wood.
The dust on a saw gets Absolutely Everywhere!!

It's a beautiful wood. So long is it has a very deep uv inhibitor. Unfortunately with prolonged light, it'll turn an unappealing gray brown color.
 

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Absolutely gorgeous. I recently inherited a machine for turning wood. I just need a place to put it and learn how to use it. Thank goodness for YouTube.
A lathe is an Amazing tool and one that I unfortunately do not have in my shop. I buy tools as I need them for projects (if needed more than a few times) and the style of woodworking I enjoy, which doesn't really incorporate a lathe.

One of the coolest parts of a lathe I think is being able to go concept to finish in one session. I Can and have turned, just don't have one of my own.

Check out segmented turning. Its too cool. I've built a LOAD of blanks for turners who don't have a full shop to make them.

What size is your lathe and what would you Like to turn?
 

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I don't know any details of the lathe itself other than its from the 80's and is very heavy. It was my "husband's" grandfathers and he was very much into wood working of all types. I have seen all types of things turned and I like them all. I would start with something really simple honestly but would think some candle holders would be fun to try.
i was just told it is a Rockwell 4 speed.
 

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I don't know any details of the lathe itself other than its from the 80's and is very heavy. It was my "husband's" grandfathers and he was very much into wood working of all types. I have seen all types of things turned and I like them all. I would start with something really simple honestly but would think some candle holders would be fun to try.
i was just told it is a Rockwell 4 speed.
Heavy = quality
 
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I don't know any details of the lathe itself other than its from the 80's and is very heavy. It was my "husband's" grandfathers and he was very much into wood working of all types. I have seen all types of things turned and I like them all. I would start with something really simple honestly but would think some candle holders would be fun to try.
i was just told it is a Rockwell 4 speed.
Can you post a quick pic?

Rockwell made some nice cast iron.

If I may give some unsolicited advice, buy a set of Turner's tools with replaceable, carbide blades. (Rockler usually sells kits)

They make them in about every length and weight, most having multiple sides that can be rotated into a fresh side.

I used to mod over at Wood Talk Online and one of the main points of frustration with new Turner's and what made many quit before they got started, was trying to sharpen HSS tools. The Tools needed to sharpen correctly are SPENDY and that is an entire sperate discipline in and of itself that can take years to master. Carbide gets you cutting immediately, last a lot longer, and are versatile enough for Most experienced Turner's.
 

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Can you post a quick pic?

Rockwell made some nice cast iron.

If I may give some unsolicited advice, buy a set of Turner's tools with replaceable, carbide blades. (Rockler usually sells kits)

They make them in about every length and weight, most having multiple sides that can be rotated into a fresh side.

I used to mod over at Wood Talk Online and one of the main points of frustration with new Turner's and what made many quit before they got started, was trying to sharpen HSS tools. The Tools needed to sharpen correctly are SPENDY and that is an entire sperate discipline in and of itself that can take years to master. Carbide gets you cutting immediately, last a lot longer, and are versatile enough for Most experienced Turner's.
I need all the advice you have to give. This I all new to me so thank you in advance :). 46-111 is the model #. It's yellow. No pix at the moment, it's a bit buried. We're digging it out of the garage this weekend. There were some blades with it but I don't know the condition of them. I would prob buy new anyway just to be safe and keep the old ones safe until I learned how to use them correctly.
 

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I need all the advice you have to give. This I all new to me so thank you in advance :). 46-111 is the model #. It's yellow. No pix at the moment, it's a bit buried. We're digging it out of the garage this weekend. There were some blades with it but I don't know the condition of them. I would prob buy new anyway just to be safe and keep the old ones safe until I learned how to use them correctly.
Nice piece of equipment there.
 
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I need all the advice you have to give. This I all new to me so thank you in advance :). 46-111 is the model #. It's yellow. No pix at the moment, it's a bit buried. We're digging it out of the garage this weekend. There were some blades with it but I don't know the condition of them. I would prob buy new anyway just to be safe and keep the old ones safe until I learned how to use them correctly.
Mount those in a place of reverence. Keep grandpas lathe tools. Grab a few newschool tools and keep his lathe going!

That's a serious piece of Kit!
 
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