How long have you been turning?
#11
For me it was 2009 or 2010 but pretty sure I started in 2009 when Ray shown me how to make a pen correctly.  I started off with bench chisels to make pens since I did not have any tools yet.
As of this time I am not teaching vets to turn. Also please do not send any items to me without prior notification.  Thank You Everyone.

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#12
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8th grade, 1965.....got the basics down, then we were free to decide on a project.
Most of us made shift knobs for our standard shift cars and pickups.
Steve

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The Revos apparently are designed to clamp railroad ties and pull together horrifically prepared joints
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#13
In 2015, my new wife brought a catalog with a page turned down to me and showed me the segmented maple vase she wanted. I thought the $1,800 price was unreasonable so she went away. A month later, she brought me a different catalog and the segmented maple vase that time was $2,500. Not only was the price unreasonable, the trend was in the wrong direction!

In defense of my credit card balance, I dusted off my 1953 Shopsmith and learned how to do it myself and have been making segmented chips ever since.

Now that I'm more experienced at this, I know why the artist's price was very reasonable indeed. I wouldn't sell my work to strangers for less that he was.
We do segmented turning, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
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#14
November 2022. Thanks to @arthropod98!
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#15
On and off since the early seventies!
Frank
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#16
Not sure, but joined Woodturners of North Texas on my 43rd wedding anniversary 7/27/2013; probably haven't missed more than 5 meetings in 10 plus yrs.  They are an amazing group of talented turners.  If you are ever in the area on the last Thursday of the month, come see for yourself.
"I tried being reasonable..........I didn't like it." Clint Eastwood
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#17
(02-18-2024, 07:50 AM)grwold Wrote: November 2022.  Thanks to @arthropod98!

Yep Thanks to him and any and all who encourage others to try out this relaxing fun craft.

We really can get by with a basic lathes and tools and chuck and really do not need the BIG lathe nor powdered metal tools or fixtures or or or or.  When does the fun stop.  
Winkgrin
As of this time I am not teaching vets to turn. Also please do not send any items to me without prior notification.  Thank You Everyone.

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#18
(02-19-2024, 02:12 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: ...do not need the ... fixtures or or or or.  When does the fun stop.  
Winkgrin

Unless those fixtures and jigs are homemade and do the job. Those are fun to figure out in their own right. When the fun starts slowing down, think up a new wrinkle or a way to make something easier.

I'm currently working on a couple jigs that will make illusion feature rings easier and more forgiving for me. Wheee!
We do segmented turning, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
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#19
Not long enough..
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(02-20-2024, 12:51 AM)EightFingers Wrote: Not long enough..

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Since 1949...both wood and metal. Presently have 8 lathes.
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