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    I'm Doomed

    This might be posted in the wrong section so forgive me if it is. I have just come to the sad realisation that I am doomed. I have crossed the line and ordered a lathe ( Nova DVRXP that is on back order) and I was cleaning the shop, making room for the new toy. Well I was going through all the small 2x2 scraps of cherry and maple and walnut that I had put aside from other projects when I started looking at them and thinking, Hmmm what good turning projects this would make. Then I started thinking of downed trees and what I can make of them too. Of course this is said with a slight smile as I think of all the spinny things I want to make. I think I need more storage space. Like I said I am doomed.
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    Whom is "V"...?

    I know how you feel, when I first got my lathe, whenever we went out of Tokyo for a day trip, I always put a my nice big willow leaf hand saw in the van, as well as a small axe, and some plastic sheets, just in case we came upon a downed tree

    If we saw a really nice tree somewhere, and I was looking at it, my kids would say "Papa, you cannot cut it down, stop looking at it that way" Oh they knew exactly what I was thinking!

    I'll post some pics and video later of Eli Avisera turning some impossible small items, I was standing there watching, and I was thinking of all the great piece of wood I'd thrown out......

    Now where did those cookies get to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Whom is "V"...?
    Vader?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Vader?
    Yep, it's intended to be for Vader. But for years I've gone by "V" among various friends and co-workers, so I did have to buy that shirt a year or so ago when I first saw it.

    By the way Drew...congrats! That's a fine lathe you've got ordered.
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    Sad news, drew i had hoped yu could with stand the urges and the dismal end that you have sucummed to and V fits yu vaughn good luck in your new adventure drew..
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    I dont think your doomed at all.
    Yes, its quite addictive and fun, but its also a new avenue to pursue woodworking.
    It opens up alot more possibililties and also will let you mix up flatwork with some spin stuff.
    You will gain experience, get good, and bang out some beautiful things.

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    And now a demonic laugh as I realize there will be still more nice wide stock left available for those of use who stay clear of the slope . .. Booo-hooo-whaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.

    Seriously, congrats on that spinner.
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    We got him......

    V, perfect post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    And now a demonic laugh as I realize there will be still more nice wide stock left available for those of use who stay clear of the slope . .. Booo-hooo-whaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.

    Seriously, congrats on that spinner.
    glen the problem is that we are gettun less and less of us
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