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That doesn't look like much fun. Sure came out great though.

Was it a rotator cuff surgery on your shoulder? I need to have that but been putting it off for about 8 yrs now.

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My brother put off back surgery for nearly 20 years.  Spent 15 of those practically hobbling whenever it tightened up.  (Which was more and more often as years went by)  After getting the surgery, he was able to actually kick himself in the butt for not having it done sooner.

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14 hours ago, Steeldrifter said:

That doesn't look like much fun. Sure came out great though.

Was it a rotator cuff surgery on your shoulder? I need to have that but been putting it off for about 8 yrs now.

Shoulder surgery is not a piece of cake, but the benefits from having it done are significant.  My left shoulder wasn’t too bad when I had my right one done, but when it degraded further I went in and had it done - no hesitation. And now both shoulders are great despite numerous complications in each. Fortunately I had great range of motion going into the surgeries and through the use of a great physical therapy team range of motion in both shoulders is great. Only your surgeon, with good MRI scans and an overall understanding of other health factors, can tell you what the outcome of surgery may be. For example, if muscle is torn from bone for too long reestablishment of blood supply could be difficult. 

Jeff

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Great stuff,   I had a lathe but had to sell when i moved,   I mainly made mallets out of old bowling pins and wooden fishing lures.   When we get settled again i am setting up another shop for sure.   

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I had a jet mini lathe,  and was making wooden surf lures for a short period. Wish i never sold it.   A buddy at work has a nice lathe he does really nice pens and bottle stoppers.   I love lathe work,  so relaxing having shavings flying over my head.  

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I like that, Michael.  I'll have to try one of those for Wife, once I'm all set up.

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On 3/15/2018 at 6:29 PM, Meeshka said:

Mike,

That wine goblet is very cool! All I turn on my tiny hobby lathe is cork grips for rods

That is how I started about 15 years ago and it's been downhill and expensive since then.

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Harbor Freight lathes- if one compares, the only difference between them and other brands is the label and paint job. My Rikon looks like a twin to the small HF lathe.

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4 hours ago, mikechell said:

I like that, Michael.  I'll have to try one of those for Wife, once I'm all set up.

Mikechell,

When you are set up, give me a shout. There were a couple of interesting points that I learned while turning this.

Michael

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4 hours ago, skeet3t said:

Harbor Freight lathes- if one compares, the only difference between them and other brands is the label and paint job. My Rikon looks like a twin to the small HF lathe.

I'm not a wood turner but do on occasion have a need to turn square thing round. I am a serious tool junkie and I am fond of expensive tools. I have a bench top HF lathe and couldn't be happier with it but I'm no turning bowls. The centers line up perfectly, it runs free of vibration and its quite. I still prefer my pole lathe but with a bum knee I can't really use it that long. 

I don't know how I missed the bowl but it's awesome. Nice work. 

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