Rookie woodturner

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Stumbled upon this group researching lathes, how to do it and safety risks  
involved. Figured I?d see if anyone is around the Dallas area and w
ouldn?t mind letting me come over and watch and ask questions about
 turning. I have zero experience and a ton of questions. I also have a gara
ge full of cedar cutoffs of all sizes and shapes. Just figured I could turn
 them into something besides air fresheners for my garage. Either way send  
any info or invites to me at snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com

Re: Rookie woodturner
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s involved. Figured I?d see if anyone is around the Dallas area and
 wouldn?t mind letting me come over and watch and ask questions abo
ut turning. I have zero experience and a ton of questions. I also have a ga
rage full of cedar cutoffs of all sizes and shapes. Just figured I could tu
rn them into something besides air fresheners for my garage. Either way sen
d any info or invites to me at  

I know exactly how you feel.  When I started I knew nothing about turning (
I had no idea what a gouge was for and used a scraper for my first several  
items).  After awhile, I stumbled across someone named Richard Raffan and g
ot a VCR of him doing instructional videos.  That got me started.

You, on the other hand, have an excellent woodturning group there in the Da
llas area,  
http://dallaswoodturners.com/

Attend a meeting and you will find all the help you can handle.  I know I d
id when I started attending the group that meets in Birmingham.

Re: Rookie woodturner
Appreciate the info boss

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