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    FWW Visit - Vaughn, Glenn, Dan, Dan and Jim

    Well Dad and I headed out to Vaughn's (despite the fact that he lives in The Valley) to see this eccentric base:

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    Due to a gross mismatch in height:

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    Vaughn was forced to implement the Jim-avator elevation device:

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    Once the height relationship was taken care of, Dad got right to it:

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    Dan and his dad, Dan stopped by:

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    Vaughn stated "The whole gang's here":

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    He is such a cut-up:

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    Then Dan (the younger) took a whack at the eccentric plate:

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    and a good time was had by all.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    Looks like a good time was had by all.

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    Looks like a great get together so how many pendants were made

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    Looks like everyone had lots of fun.

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    I almost forgot . . . the base allows you to do stuff like this:

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    Vaughn made this one while giving dad and I a demo before the two Dans got there. Dad made one but I didn't get a pic. I'm sure Dan and Dan (or Vaughn) will post pics of any other objects-de-art that resulted from this extravaganza. I of course, abstained as I am resistant to the pull of The Vortex. ;-)
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    I sent it with the bottle stopper attachment didn't I?
    Man that looks like a great time!
    So, only one pendant made it to completion!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I sent it with the bottle stopper attachment didn't I?
    Man that looks like a great time!
    So, only one pendant made it to completion!!!
    Bottle stopper? - check

    Great time? - yeppers!

    Completion? - I blew up 3!

    It was fun. I got to take my hand at using modern turning equipment. I need to be a wee bit less aggressive with cutting tools.
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    Now that looks like a great day! Glad to see everyone got to play!
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    Looks like it was a great time.
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    Yep, we had a great time. I'm pretty sure we spent at least as much time visiting as turning, but I think that was part of the plan. Jim and Glenn make quite the tag-team comedy group, and it was great to see Dan again and meet his dad. (Very handy that he is also named Dan. Made it a lot easier to remember his name.) Dan Sr. seemed to get a kick out of identifying all the different woods that we had sitting around to play with. (Of which we only used a little bit.)

    I didn't get as many pics as I should have, but here's a bit more for the album...

    Jim hooked up to the Mustard Monster:

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    I want to mention that he's wearing safety glasses, with side protection. We were keeping the lathe speed down so if the piece did happen to come loose, it wouldn't have enough speed to do any damage. I did wear my face shield when I was doing the eccentric cuts on the demo piece...at 900 or so RPM that could leave a mark if it came loose.

    And The Gang, complete with sun flare on my camera lens:

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    Dan also brought along a great old set of Buck Brothers turning tools. (At least 60 years old, as I recall.) The set was definitely geared towards spindle turning, but they were all in excellent shape and nice and sharp. Hopefully he'll post a thread showing them off. This one chisel, really got my attention. It's got a single bevel like a bedan, but it's about 2" wide. It looked like a short-handled log builder's slick. The unique part about it was the serrated edge. Here are a few pics:

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    That thing looks like it could do some serious wood removal on a large spindle.

    I don't have any more pics handy showing any of the finished pendants I've made in my experimenting with Jon's eccentric backer plate, but I'm going to be putting together a how-to in the Turning forum in a day or so, and it'll have plenty of pics, both in progress and completed pieces.

    As I said, it was a great time. I really appreciated the fact that these four guys drove quite a way (several hours, in Jim's case) to come up and visit our place. Thanks to all four of you for the fine company.

    Hey Glenn, now that you've seen where Big Tujunga Canyon is in relation to my house, picture that whole mountain (north of the river bottom) burning about a year ago.
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