Charlestowne Woodturners

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jsingley



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PostSubject: Setting up a workshop   Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:21 pm

I am new to woodturning and want to build a backyard workshop. Can anyone help me with the shop layout?
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up a workshop   Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:55 pm

I guess the first question would be do you have any wood working tools already? Next, how much space (sq ft) are you going to have?

Just to cover the basics for turning you would probably want the following:
Lathe, band saw, table saw, drill press, dust collector, and a slow speed grinder. A jointer and planer if you really feel the need to square things up.

Couple of things to keep in mind: Craigs List is a great place to get some real deals on the bigger stuff. If you haven't bought a lathe yet I would recommend checking a few out before deciding on one. You are also welcome to come check out our meeting, which happens to be this week at Garret on Wed. The 18th. I'm sure you would meet a few peeps that would be willing to let you check out their lathe. Being you space may be limited, mobile bases come in handy.

I sent a pm to you with my # if you want to call and talk.


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PostSubject: New Work Shop   Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:07 am

I am a builder as well as a turner and would be happy to talk to you about structure, size, materials, power requirements and machinery. I can be reached at 200-8960.
Paul M. Kaplowitz
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up a workshop   Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:45 am

Just be sure and include a wood stove. It's a really convenient way to get rid of the evidence when things don't go well on a project. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up a workshop   Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:45 am

Paul,

I just saw you post here. I don't know if he has contacted you, but I did get to speak with Jim. He is currently working out of town but should be back here sometime near the end of the year.

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