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Reply to "Wanted: resource for wood turning"

Yes.  My late mother was a gifted "maker" and sold many kinds of items, mostly floral and/or hand painted, at craft shows for more than 40 years.  Woodworkers were frequently present at these and also selling their own craft items at most of them.

It was, and I assume still is, frequently the case that makers help makers.  She would frequently come home after a craft show weekend with new ideas, and a source for new wood parts upon which to base them, by visiting the other craftspeople around her.

BTW - I agree that most might prefer a small lathe to make small parts, but you can still make them on a big one.  It's just not as precise, and obviously harder to wrestle with.

Mike

Years ago I made dollhouse railing spindles (about 1" long) on a lathe in our shop in NYC that had a 10' bed! (No I can't do these barrels- I don't have a lathe anymore and haven't turned anything in years.)

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