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I'm a heavy gamer but take occasional breaks to go biking. I'm thinking of learning a different instrument than my alto saxophone I used to play in high school, perhaps a trumpet or guitar - I'm not sure yet.
 

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Pottering about in my shed, playing guitar, gaming, teasing my cats
 

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is socialising a hobby. i remember being advised to put that on a cv i was making, if it is i do like socialising, snooker, watching football i would sometimes go and watch one of the local pub teams if i dont have to travel too far thats good craic
 

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Pottering about in my shed, saving up to buy lathe, Would like to turn a bit of wood :) I also have a belt grinder so may look into making a knife
 

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is socialising a hobby. i remember being advised to put that on a cv i was making, if it is i do like socialising, snooker, watching football i would sometimes go and watch one of the local pub teams if i dont have to travel too far thats good craic

Someone I worked with years ago said his hobbies were "football and boozing" at the interview LMAO.

Pottering about in my shed, saving up to buy lathe, Would like to turn a bit of wood :) I also have a belt grinder so may look into making a knife

What da you have your eye on @Napster? Warco do some affordable lathes. Not used a woodworking lathe since skool :).
 

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got my eye on this HERE looks ok for the price its about 4ft wide so will fit in my shed OK :)

i used one of these machines when i was doing an apprenticeship when i left school. we made staircases and stuff but we only made the spindals for the staircases with this machine. are you able to make other stuff on these? i cant imagine what else other than the spindals or however it spelt.
 

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as long as the wood fits should be ok, looks like 14"

here are the specs

Product description


Features
Heavy duty 1/2HP induction motor - Gives smooth, reliable performance
Ideal for both spindle and faceplate turning
Twin bed bars - For added stability
Drive centre and live tailstock centre supplied
Common spindle thread - 3/4 inch x 16 TPI
This machine is ideal for the hobbyist and for those just starting serious woodturning
Four turning speed options to suit a variety of jobs.

Specifications
Spindle Speeds - 4
Speed Range RPM - 850 - 2510
Distance Between Centres - 1000mm
Turning Capacity Diameter - 14" (350mm)
Overall Length - 1200mm
Motor - 375W (1/2HP)
Net Weight - 27 kgs
Packed Dim. - 900 x 370 x 220
Spindle Thread - 3/4 Inch x 16 TPI
Total Shipping Weight - 27kg

Includes
3 turning tools & tool rest
Drive centre
Live tailstock centre
Twin bed bars for added stability
Detachable extension beam, ideal when space is limited
Common spindle thread 3/4 inch x 16 tpi
Faceplate
NVR switch
 

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well I have almost finished putting a work bench in my shed for the lathe just not sure which one to go for a draper HERE or the lumber jack HERE the lumberjack does comes with 3 chisels,but I think draper is the better quality make, Plus the draper is not so long, what you chaps think.
 
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well I have almost finished putting a work bench in my shed for the lathe just not sure which one to go for a draper HERE or the lumber jack HERE the lumberjack does comes with 3 chisels,but I think draper is the better quality make, Plus the draper is not so long, what you chaps think.

Quite a difference in size there, the Draper one will undoubtedly be more rigid.

Have you looked at the auctions and free sites etc? Might be able to get a second hand professional one.

Warco Mini Wood Lathe - Hobby Woodturning Lathes
 

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I like pleasuring myself in my own personal time.. other than that i like renovating old objects and making them work again,... namely the mrs...
 

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Finally got the bowl chuck for my lathe and this is my first ever attempt at turning a bowl, not bad if I say so myself never done anything like this before.

you tube comes in very handy for tips and tricks :)
 

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Only ever tried that at skool @Napster but you've made that a nice shape. What does a bowl chuck look like?
 
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