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Finally back on the lathe

Just a bit of practice

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Gerrybhoy23/08/2015 18:46:25
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After too long a lay-off (surgery, broken wrist & torn hand tendons!!), I finally got on the lathe over the past few days.

Definitely need more practice as I'm having to hold the chisels slightly different from before, so I'm still getting used to this.

Made 3 pieces and the finish on them all is cr*p, but once I'm used to my slight adjustment this should sort itself out.

A small lidded box from Apple, a small bowl from Spalted Beech & a 10" inch plate/platter from an as yet unknown wood (if anyone can ID it I'd be grateful).

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Derek Lane24/08/2015 12:14:48
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Welcome back Gerry. I am sure that you will find the best way to get around different problems an d sort out the finishes. Just stick with it and it is good to see you posting again.

Gerrybhoy24/08/2015 18:47:33
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Thanks Derek, it's good to be back.

Hopefully won't take me too long to get used to things. Just feels a little awkward as the torn tendons slightly changed the way I'm holding things with my right hand.

gerald meager31/08/2015 23:24:24
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Good luck Gerry I had a major stroke 10 years ago and I'm sure all my woodturning has helped me get more use out of my left hand which was totally paralised unfortunately the stroked severely effected my design skills as so much o my brain was damaged Not that there was a lot of it to start with just keep on turning and be patient it does get better but it does take time good luck. Ged Meager

Gerrybhoy02/09/2015 18:03:54
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Thanks Ged.

Thankfully I've had to learn to be very patient, so however long it takes I'll just keep at it. It'll happen for me, but it's definitely not an overnight thing.


Steve J W06/09/2015 12:32:47
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nice to see you Posting and getting back into it, i pop on here from time to time but work this yr has taken over so the lathe is gathering dust, also i have been on the look out for someone local that gives tuition for later in the year when i might get a bit more time. steve

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