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On a recent visit to see John Toothill, I was very pleasantly surprised, to see several examples of spindle turning, which were to a very high standard.

Perhaps my surprise had been compounded to some extent, not because I didn’t believe John capable of such work, but I have become conditioned to see mainly bowls and hollow forms etc.  The Graduate lathe would be ideal for long spindle turning but sees very little use.  Lets see some more spindle turning. After all it is half of the discipline we enjoy.

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