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    Check out this guys BIG turnings

    Virgil Leih makes some HUGE vases and other forms....check them out here:

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    Either those are some HUGE turnings or Virgil is REAL short Wow that is incredible stuff

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    I like the pics he shows of his process. Not a lot of guys use a gantry crane and forklift to load turning blanks on their lathes. I also liked the shot of his chainsaw with the "sequoia length" bar on it.
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    Wow, that is a lathe. Very cool stuff.
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    That is some awesome art. The chainsaw is almost scary. The forklift is useful I am sure. WOW.

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    Did you see the size of the jam chuck he's using... This guy is scary.
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