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Thread: A small dip into a considerable stash of Walnut offcuts

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    A small dip into a considerable stash of Walnut offcuts

    ________Sometimes telephone cold calls can prove to be a pleasant surprise.
    ________" Hello, my name is ******, is it right that you do wood turning?"
    ________cautious 'that's correct.'
    ________"are Walnut offcuts any use to you for turning?"
    ________'Certainly.'
    ________Generous local donor could not bring themselves to burn them when they turned up in the firewood.
    ________Several large sacks and boxes later, collected with alacrity and a few days drooling and cogitating a start has been made.

    ________
    ________Walnut and Cherry 78x135mm
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    Congrats on the surprise wood gift.
    I really like the segmented turnings.
    But, even more enjoyable is the lesson in English usage. I fear, this side of the pond, we are oversimplifying, or even 'dumbing down' our word usage. It embarrasses me, but I'll admit, I had to go to the dictionary for alacrity.
    ....."collected with alacrity"...... Beautiful. I accept this lesson in educated English with alacrity. Thank you.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Beautiful work Mr. Jones, and its even nicer when its free wood.


    Frank,
    Help a brother out, dont have a dictionary handy

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    Chas nice work as always.I'm afraid i'm with the rest of us yanks on this side of the pond. had to look it up. owell i'm just a dumb hillbilly any way.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Chadwick View Post
    Beautiful work Mr. Jones, and its even nicer when its free wood.


    Frank,
    Help a brother out, dont have a dictionary handy
    'alacrity' "with cheerfulness in your heart"

    Edit: BTW: http://dictionary.reference.com/ Only a click away.
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    Ah ha!!!!!! Thanks Frank. And I offer that with "alacrity"

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    Beautiful work Chas.
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    Nice work as always Chas, and a nice get on the Walnut too!

    I certainly enjoy learning new words, I'd not say you are verbose, as that often has a negative cogitation, but it is nice to hear or read words that we don't commonly use in everyday speech
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    Hard to beat cherry and walnut as a combination. Nice-looking work, Chas, and congrats on the wood acquisition.

    Stu, perhaps the word you're looking for is logophile. Chas may not be one himself, but his vocabulary appeals to the logophiles among us.
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    Glad the English language is still of interest to you folks , it's not unusual for us oldies to drag up the odd word now and again as a means of keeping the word count down.

    I'm afraid a high percentage of our younger generation have gone the other way and choose to use Txt Speech rather than learn the language.

    I'm always aware that words have different connotations your side of the pond, nine years working with USAF and a Texan (note not American) daughter in law have provided some colourful examples.

    Dictionary: Being lazy I just highlight the word and Google search in XP.

    On the turning front, I'm particularly please with these little items as I've finally managed to get my act together on the component part closeness of fit (angles) to get the glue line down to a minimum and found a glue type (casamite) that does no creep like the PVA I was using.


    Sorry if that's a little Verbose
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