Make a few samples of spindles that you can't buy at the local borg.
Show them you can make these for contractors on an as needed basis.
Make a book of samples and take them into the borg where they can show
the unique styles you can make to their contractors and customers. Let
the borg know you can make custom replacements of broken items. Contact
a home builder who may be interested in a special design. Build
furniture for a local consignment store. Build furniture for a local
BTW, A Legacy comes with a design pad that helps you design the shapes
Remember, a complex stair spindle with knobs, flutes, spirals and
contours only takes 15-20 minutes to make. You can make a whole set in
I bet Norm wishes he had one. He made a 48" round table with a three
leg pedestal base. He had to make a jig to do the tenons and morticing
on the base. This could have all been done on the Legacy when the base
Contact Legacy Ornamental Mills at 1-800-279-4570 or long on at
www.legacywoodworking.com for a free DVD.
>Yes Joe but sell to who or whom? my shop has been open for
If *we* mention your name, will *we* get a discount on the price
when calling that number for that well engineered product?
Also, if someone posts an item on the rec saying how they prefer to
sharpen their shop pencil with a pocket knife or a chisel, will you
rebuke them for not having the latest electric pencil sharpener?
Think thrice, measure twice and cut once.
Sanding is like paying taxes ... everyone has to do it, but it is
On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 11:12:47 -0700 (MST), firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe
"Woody" Woodpecker) wrote:
---snip stuff about a fancy router jig---
I'm glad you like your tool. it sounds like a neat machine- I think
I'll go ahead and get some of the manufacturer's info. I have seen
this kind of thing before, and it looks very useful.
HOWEVER, the damn thing is not a lathe, so your posts are off topic
for this thread. if you want to discuss it further, please start a new
I'm a little slow on the uptake, but try this link:
It's a bunch of woodturning links. If you and your wife can find some
things there that get your, uh, lathe spinning, then a lathe might be
a worthwhile investment. Also, check out rec.crafts.woodturning and
do an Internet search for segmented turnings. They're really quite
amazing, and inexpensive to make (if you believe what the master
I started doing some research on getting a lathe (thanks a pantload,
Silvan <g>) and have decided that I can't possibly produce another
project until I have one of these amazing machines.
My problem is that I have Buy The Last One First Syndrome. I won't be
satisfied with anything less than top-notch. I held off on buying a
table saw for a year and a half because I couldn't find a cabinet saw
for a decent price. Now I have one, and couldn't be happier. Well,
until I discovered I needed a Oneway lathe. :(
email@example.com (Phil Crow) wrote in message
Having bought both some el-cheapo and some top-of-the-line woodturning
equiptment, may I suggest that you shop for a quality
middle-of-the-road lathe (maybe used). As long as it is sufficiently
rigid, you can easily work around most other shortcomings. Aim a
little higher in quality for the chisels - I have cheap, average, and
expensive - the best ones are WORTH the money. Buy the best (but not
necessarily the most expensive) if you want a chuck - anything less
will be a disappointment.
I bought an old Craftsman for $50 USD. It has many faults and I hope
to replace it someday. Meanwhile I still enjoy using it and am slowly
accumulating the quality accessories that I can someday transfer to my
new (well, probably used) lathe.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAntiSpam (NoNameAtAll) wrote in message
Really haven't made anything very practical with my lathe. Probably
My other woodworking projects are similar to my work in that they are
large project which take a long time from start to finish, thus the
gratification is delayed (still enjoyed, but delayed). Also wood
costs some $$$.
With my lathe, I can take a scrap of wood from anywhere (drive around
after a windstorm) and in less than an hour create something very
satisfying. It also forever changes how you look at downed tree
So if you used to enjoy it, definitely go out and get one. I can't
justify the price of my turning equiptment from what I have made, but
I also cannot put a price on the satisfaction I get from turning.
Tell THAT to SWMBO.
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