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    how do you turners find pleasure at the lathe?

    i`m beginnin` to think larry is right........ya`ll are nuts
    here`s about halfway....
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    For that, I would agree. Repetition is not fun, it is duplication. I recently declined a request from the wife for a bunch of finials she wants on top of a display cabinet. Told her I would buy them ready made.
    Unless ye want the job, Tod.

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    How do turners find pleasure at a lathe

    Looking at the finished piece,then saying ,yup I did it. As for turnin two things that look the same,WELL FERGIT IT,ain't happenin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Ward View Post
    Looking at the finished piece,then saying ,yup I did it. As for turnin two things that look the same,WELL FERGIT IT,ain't happenin.
    I agree with that!

    Todd, looking good! Another big staircase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    I agree with that!

    Todd, looking good! Another big staircase?
    S.O.S.D.D.
    (same `ol stuff, different day)
    yup, i`ll try and remember pics when i`m done
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    S.O.S.D.D.
    (same `ol stuff, different day)
    Yup, but as you say, it's keeps you flush with beans on the table!

    Plus I don't think any of them are just "same 'ol stuff"
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    Tod

    I don't make duplicates. If I did there would have to be a CNC system.

    I have been thinking about doing some more pen turning though.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Tod I did some of the same and won't do it again. If I do it will be with a duplicator. Much more fun and satisfying to turn a bowl or HF that is different each time out of different woods.
    Bernie W.

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    Simple answer, most of us turn what we want to not what we have to.
    Barbara

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    If you make "one of a kind" items, there is a LOT of pleasure. I don't do repeats either, except for 26 spindles of a cradle (labor of love)!

    Bruce
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    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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