Post by pushcreekcalls on Oct 22, 2007 19:10:57 GMT -5
Hey everyone. I am an okay woodworker that just received an old Delta 11" lathe from an uncle who simply wanted it out of his way. Needless to say I am tickled to have, but don't have a clue where to start. I also got several tools to go with it, but they could sure use a good sharpening ;D I want to use it for turning out solid, one-peice strikers first and then move into maybe Turpin-style trumpet calls. Also, how does one go about shaping bowls??? Any good beginner's advice or books/websites I can get information and instruction?
A very good site for learning turning generally is Sawmill Creek. For learning call making visit custom calls online. Of course we have some very good people that stop in here that are more than willing to answer specific questions.
Jason, The old delta lathes are good lathes to start on and will be all you ever need to turn calls on. As far as getting started in turning, check and see if there is a local turning club near you. They have monthly meetings where someone does a demo most of the time. In our club there are several good turners that give other members one on one instruction. There are some good video's on the market that can help as well. Turning a striker is a good place to start. Use cheap or free wood until you get the hang of it. You will break more strikers than you make at first. I teach high school shop, and I let my students turn strikers out of scrape maple flooring I get for free. They break most of them some days, but they get better in a short time. Keep your tools sharp as possible and always wear safety glasses is very important. Good luck and happy turning, Jack
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