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    Beware the Vortex - File Handle

    I extend a warning to my flatwork brethren; beware the Vortex. I was visiting mom and dad and unbeknownst to me . . . a lathe lurked in the gara, . . er, shop. When I least expected it . . . it reached out and grabbed me!

    I had innocently hoped that dad might turn me a new file handle; he being already absorbed by the dark side of the force. He plied me with the cloak of offering fatherly wisdom. Then when I was distracted, he fed me to the lathe!!!

    The result of my second effort at turning via the sagely teachings of dear old dad . . . a file handle:

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    P.s. I should mention that the wood came from a pallet skid that LOML brought me from her work.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 01-31-2011 at 12:59 AM.
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    Nice work Glenn. I guess it fits here as the file is flat
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    I thought the story of "When lathes attack" was a myth. I guess not.

    Nice file handle.
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    Great handles, Glenn. I especially like the natural edge one on the right.

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    GLENN---------------------------- EnBRACE the VORTEX---------Become one with the Force For Goodness.

    Very nice reproduction. That's thr way I make my ferals.

    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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    That's how it starts.......
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    Glen

    You'll need to file that away for future reference.
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    It's a start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Great handles, Glenn. I especially like the natural edge one on the right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    Jay, I have that on a t-shirt. When I saw the "- V" part at the end, I simply knew I had to own one. That's how I sign handwritten notes and office e-mail messages.
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