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    (vortex) pen turning

    a friend of mine gave me a few pen kits to try.
    so i try them and the vortex has got me
    35 kits later and 80 blanks
    think i have been pulled in to the vortex? is there any help for this?

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    Nope your now one of the lost souls...

    Next you'll be buying a chain saw and driving around a storm looking for raw material.
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    Yup.

    Take the next steps and start making your resin blanks and buy a chainsaw and start scouring the neighborhood for burls growing from those tree things.

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    Been there done that. You'll be like the rest of us. When a big wind storm blows thru I drive from one end of town to the other back and forth looking for wood. Generally get a bunch. Oh and there is no way out.
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    Bandsaw and table saw with good slider, segmenting is next!!!
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    Fred, you might as well go ahead and just order the t-shirt:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Nope your now one of the lost souls...

    Next you'll be buying a chain saw and driving around a storm looking for raw material.
    another friend just droped off a new 18 in chain saw for some help i gave him on a job he had . he knew i was a turner and was always looking for wood . help loml say all i talk about is wood ,or turning . she wants to change her name to to maple but then she says i most probly whould cut her up and turn her

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    Hi Fred



    Not sure I remember welcoming you to the family. So a big Welcome.

    Now you sucked in good and solid, given you are so far a "Spinny Guy" why not try the flatwork vortex. Its just as bad. Keeping reading this forum and i can assure you there will be many aspects of wood to tempt you. Wait next comes the long list of all the "other tools" you need and oh I see a dedicated shop on the horizon.

    If you are like me you say why did it take me so long to get going in this hobby.
    cheers

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    Uh...Oh!

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    Don't worry Fred, it don't hurt anywhere except the pocket book..
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