Sooooo.... for quite a while now, I have been mulling over whether I wanted to get a mini lathe or not. Mostly it was because I was afraid that the items I made would no longer be considered "hand made"... But after a lot of thought and consideration to my rapidly growing carpel tunnel problem, I decided that not only would items on a lathe still be hand made because of the skill it takes to properly turn something, but it would save my poor hands so that I am not completely unable to carve. I'm really looking forward to making some bone, clay, horn, and wood beads and gauges.
Do any of you have experience turning beads? Do any of you have a certain type of chisel you prefer? I just got my micro chisels in today and am waiting on a chuck... then it is game on. I'm excited to say the least... the photo doesn't even begin to express it...hahaha
updated by @heatherfish: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM