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Thread: First Time back to the shop since surgery

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    First Time back to the shop since surgery

    These are some pieces I was working on before I had my little bout with the hernia... they were sitting waiting for the finish to cure...
    The first is from a piece of Walnut that Larry sent my way in exchange for a piece that I sent out west for him. I had it finished about a week or more before I got sick, but had dropped a tool off the wall above my tool bench that naturally landed right in the bottom of the bowl and knocked a big ding... I had to figure a way to turn the bottom a little more to clean up the ding... got almost all of it. It's about 7 1/2 in dia x 5 in high.. finished with wipe on poly.

    The second is another piece of spalted maple that I knocked out while my son was here... he wanted to see how I did a bowl and I knocked it out during a wild rainstorm that trapped both of us in the shop for about 2 hours... 7 1/2 in diameter x 3 in high... finished with mineral oil and carnuba wax.

    The third is a piece of wormy oak. The wood came from a friends tree that was taken down last summer. The bowl is about 7 inch diameter x 2 inches high. Also finished with mineral oil and wax. The wood is showing a lot of cracks, but they don't seem to go al the way through...lots of checking.
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    Chuck
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    Fine looking pieces. My favorite is the 3rd one.

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    Chuck nice job,i bet you were tickled to finilly be back in the shop. I know when i shattered my ankle i was out of comission for six months and was tickled when i got back out there.

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    Great looking bowls. Glad to see ya back turning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Chuck nice job,i bet you were tickled to finilly be back in the shop. I know when i shattered my ankle i was out of comission for six months and was tickled when i got back out there.
    Yeah, it was good even though I only stayed a little while buffing the pieces...
    Chuck
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    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
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    Yeah, Chuck, nothing like major surgery to make you appreciate things. I had a knee replaced the end of April and I was on pretty heavy meds for two months so I didn’t dare “operate heavy machinery”. In week eight, I graduated off of physical therapy and the drugs so finally got out to the shop (my half of the garage.) for a few hours a day. Glad you are feeling fit. Very nice bowls.

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    first time back in the shop since surgery

    Beautifull work,glad your up an at em again.I love that spaulted wood,any spaulted wood Take care an don't over do it.

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    Good to see you're back in action, Chuck. That's a nice assortment of bowls. Well done on all three.
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    Chuck, good to have you back in the shop. Very nice pieces too. I really like the last ones.

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    Real good pieces there Chuck and glad to see you able to get back into the shop. Seems the doc dun good.
    cheers

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