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    stevekeen67
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    Hi Guys,

    I live near Elham in Kent and have followed my Grandfathers enjoyment of working with wood, as a hobby.

    He is getting on a bit now (95 years old) and isn’t able to enjoy his passions anymore.

    However, he has given me some money to get a lathe and to get involved in a hobby that gave him the greatest enjoyment.

    I’m looking for recommendations for a bench top lathe for beginner to intermediate level; along with accessories that would help a starter to the hobby.

    Kind regards

    Steve

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    ed (the amateur) turner
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Hi Steve

    Welcome to Olivers Woodturning.

    A hobby desk top lathe would fit the bill for small stuff say bowls up to 8″ (200mm) diameter this would be something like the Axminster hobby lathes.

    Something like the basic tool set 67HS https://www.oliverswoodturning.co.uk/product/67hs-6-piece-turning-tool-set/ would be a good way to go for tools and then you would need something to sharpen them on.

    If you ok at sharpening then anything would do, if your on a tight budget then you could buy a cheap bench grinder and learn how to use it. If finance is not an issue then I would recommend the ProEdge it’s so simple. ¬†https://www.oliverswoodturning.co.uk/product/proedge/

    Hope that helps

    All the best

     

    Ed

     

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