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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009
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    Mesa, AZ
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    Hello from Mesa, AZ

    HI All,

    My name is Adam and I am a new "Family" woodworker. I started up the hobby a little over seven years ago. I don't do a whole lot yet except spend money. I've made a few utilitarian bookcases (didn't even bother to remove the Home Depot color code on the end of the wood), a coffee table, kitchen island, and a few boxes. Also managed to turn out about 100 pens. When people ask why I have so many tools, but so few projects to show, I just tell them I am learning a hobby for my retirement years. No need to rush given that I won't be retiring for at least 20 years. Actually, this year has probably been my most productive so far. Three items completed: Two for the shop and one practice box to test out my new table saw.

    I am getting a bit bored with pens so my goal for this year is to increase my turning skills and learn how to turn bowls.

    adam

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    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
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    Hey Adam, Welcome to the family. I'm from just down the road a piece. I am sure you will find this place a useful toal in your quest to learn. There are a few other family members in the area and they both turn so if you need help just ask. One thing to remember is we like pictures of projects.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Welcome to the Family Adam.
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
    My Website


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    Hey, Adam. Welcome to the Family!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

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    Welcome to the Family Adam!

    Hey, another turner!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
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    Adam,
    welcome to the family!
    -Ned

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    Welcome Adam how's about some pics of your shop, we love pics

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    Hi Adam! I know your on the other end of town, but if you ever want to journey out this way, I'd be glad to show you what I know about turning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    Hi Adam! I know your on the other end of town, but if you ever want to journey out this way, I'd be glad to show you what I know about turning
    Adam thats an offer you should take him up on. Barry does outstanding work.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  10. #10
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    Sep 2009
    Location
    Midlands of South Carolina
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    Hi Adam

    Just joined myself a couple days ago, and have already gotten lots of great information.

    Have fun, and be safe.

    rick

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