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Postby babylon355 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:20 pm

Evening all!
Just joined up after getting back into wood during my midlife crisis (could've been a lot worse I suppose!)
Did 10 years as a wood machinist then took a complete change of career but bought myself a lathe recently and had a go at knocking out a few bits and pieces.
I'm based in Cwmbran, S Wales, anyone local??
Cheers,
Mike
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Postby jaco » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:46 am

Hello Mike!

Welcome to the forum. :D

Some very nice work 8-) 8-)
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Postby babylon355 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:44 pm

Thanks Jaco,
what a coincidence, I was born in SA, in Durban.
Just managed to get myself a pile of ash, oak and hawthorn logs from a landscaping co near me who have just cut them down. I know the guy and have secured an endless supply of green wood by the looks.
Now what shall I make first? Hmmmm

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Postby Big_JD » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:51 pm

babylon355 wrote:Evening all!
Just joined up after getting back into wood during my midlife crisis (could've been a lot worse I suppose!)
Did 10 years as a wood machinist then took a complete change of career but bought myself a lathe recently and had a go at knocking out a few bits and pieces.
I'm based in Cwmbran, S Wales, anyone local??
Cheers,
Mike


Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. Yeah, I'm pretty local, I'm over in Usk, just a stone's throw really.

John.
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Oh, I'll just keep these off-cuts.......I'll put them with the rest :-(

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Postby jaco » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:25 am

babylon355 wrote:, I was born in SA, in Durban.


Mike, suppose you are a Sharks supporter? :cry: :cry:

How long did you live in the Curry-Cockroach town? :lol: :lol:

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Postby babylon355 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:16 pm

Hi John, do you go to the turning club in Croesyceiliog on Thursdays by any chance?
Jaco, no I left when I was two so can't even remember it. Went back to SA a few years ago to visit family.

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Postby Big_JD » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:18 am

Hi Mike, sorry for the late reply. I've not really got into turning, so no, I don't go to Croesy. It's also another reason I don't come in this section much and appear tardy with replies :oops:
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Oh, I'll just keep these off-cuts.......I'll put them with the rest :-(

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Postby sidney » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:14 am

Hi all,
just saying quick hello, just signed up to this super looking forum. Seems really friendly and informative.
I have been involved with woodturning for ages, drifted off it for a while a few years back as i got a little disheartened (a big job where i had to make 50 wooden plates for a pub, all exacly the same, took the fun out of it and broke me in the process!), also a slight obsession with old tools took over for a while.
Now getting back into the woodturning though.
Sidney.
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Postby jfc » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:19 pm

Hi and welcome Sidney . I like your website !!!

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Postby momin24 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:13 pm

hi
how are all person.welcome in this forum.

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Postby TeamWild » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:23 pm

Hi,
I'm new to the forum and wood turning in general. I've just completed an 8 week course run by the "Trent Valley Woodturners" and absolutely loved it.
I hope to pick up some tips, tricks and techniques from the gurus here.
Cheers.

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Postby Lozzuck » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:32 pm

Hello there
I have only been involved in any type of woodworking for a couple of years and must admit to never having used a powered lathe images/icons/smile/redface.gif However i built myself a pole lathe a few months ago and really enjoy it. Its a great tool for demos and the people that are using it ( adults with learning disabilities ). However my legs are beginning to ache and greenwood is difficult to get where we are, so my colleague are looking to invest in a small lathe and to pick peoples brains
Heres hoping
Lozzuck

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Postby Chopsaw » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:23 pm

Hi-y-all.

Furniture maker here.
Scottish based.
Predominately hardwoods.
Style: Hmmmmmmmm My Own :D


Ive got one of the earlier yellow axminster lathes(the wee one) and the extension. For me it does the wee turning I might need for handles and the like. Just got a chuckm though I fear its too heavy duty(RP Supernova2)

I post in here as im interested in using some of my offcuts for turning pens. Ive some offcuts of a freakinsh bubinga I think would look amazing as a pen.

So here I am

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Postby Teza22 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:12 am

Hi guys
Just bought myself a tyme cub to play about with
I dont have a clue other than it spins lol

Terry

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Postby Martinc265 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:17 pm

Hello everyone
Just joined the forum. As I have spent my working life in metal and coming up to retirement, I thought I would have a go at the gentler art of wood turning. Bought myself a Tyme cub to start the garage workshop off, with a number of other cutting machines as you would guess. Made a few starter pens and bowls and have now got the bug to do it right. Big learning curve and lots of questions about the cub if there are any cub experts.
Martin

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Postby Madmatt » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi, Everybody
I'm brand new to this forum, relatively new to wood choppin too; started to turn by accident - needed a piece of round material for one of my fishing rod building projects, acquired a little Proxxon and it's only getting worse since then :D

As of today I own medium Jet few sets of tools, few power tools too (obviously :lol: )

I tend to undertake any project (not only turning) I fancy - as long as it's wood - related, making (trying to.. ) all sorts of things: boxes, bowls, serving boards, candle holders, shelves, furniture, tree felling (to get free wood ;) ) - you name it 8-)

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Postby Lazurus » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:48 am

Good morning,

I have just signed up to this forum, situated on the Norfolk broads and turn as a hobby. I use a Vb36 and have recently been turning hybrid spheres from resin and burrs similar to Heath KNUCKLES. Been turning 20 years plus and still learning. Looking forward to some good discussions on all things wood.

Stuart


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