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    The Vortex is strong

    For all of you who say "Stay away from the Vortex" now I know why.



    Nothing fancy, just my first wood lathe work since about, oh 1982. Yes, the Vortex is strong.

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    Boy are you in for trouble. Spinning and knuckle dragging, I hope you got deap pockets...
    "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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    run ,run, run steve, run away from there it will get you if you dont..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    run ,run, run steve, run away from there it will get you if you dont..
    Larry...he's already been gotten!
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    There ya go. Looks like you've got your first official Bonker. Sort of a rite of passage in Latheland.
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    Got to give you credit, your not afraid to take a chance on a strong spin.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
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    The Vortex is fun. Makes quite the mess. I can see myself playing with this alot of the time. Need to work on my sharpening skills.

    OK Dave, I give, what is a strong spin?

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    A mess? Nah, never.

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    And that was just the outside part of the bowl. The pile of shavings was about twice the size by the time I got done. I turned two bowls last week, and filled two city yard waste bins with the shavings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    A mess? Nah, never.

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    And that was just the outside part of the bowl. The pile of shavings was about twice the size by the time I got done. I turned two bowls last week, and filled two city yard waste bins with the shavings.
    Look at all that wasted wood just piled on the ground in a heap :P That looks like at least 2 board feet of flat stuff

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    Welcome BACK, Steve!!!!

    You haven't lost the basics; noe you're ready for something better than pine.

    If you are looking for help in sharpening help, take a look at the wolverine turning system with the New jig for Elsworth grinding. I have to wait for a while. I found some burls that I had to pay for (Well worth the money) that used up some sheckels and as always, sales taxes, I have to replace the cover to my tent and build some new displays.

    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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