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    Maurice Franklin, Woodturner

    I'm blatantly stealing this link that Ron Sardo posted on Woodturner's Resource. It's a great article about a guy who's been turning longer than most of us have lived, and I wanted to share it here:

    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/12/...n-wood-turner/

    The best quote:

    I wake up every day and I stretch out my arms and if I don’t feel any wood on either side, then I know I can get up.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

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    Thanks for sharing Vaughn!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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    Thanks for sharing Vaughn.

    I am sure he could turn spindles with his eyes closed.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Really interesting, Vaughn.
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
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    Thank you Vaughn. It was a great story and wonderful way to start the day!
    “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” - John Ruskin
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Thank you Vaughn. Very inspiring.

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    Thanks Vaughn
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
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    Very inspiring.
    I get a kick out of his lathe. Although large it sure is nothing fancy, very basic.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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