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    Turning out 2BA

    Sissy...can't shake the heebee geebee's of waiting for a blow-out or fly-off ...oh well, at least I'll continue to chronicle my turtle-speed learning process for your all's entertainment

    Made the neighbor some cedar seating and parking for cold drinks for his deck last week. Had some leftover scraps and threw this lamp together as an added bonus... Long ways to go, but hopefully I'll get there...

    I've been thinking about finding a guide/teacher or what-not and wondering, how many of you just kept plugging away on the learning curve alone?
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    Ken, those chairs and table are awesome! I really like the vertical thin strips for the back...the lamp looks great as well! Are you going to put any finish on the seating/table or the lamp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Ken, those chairs and table are awesome! I really like the vertical thin strips for the back...the lamp looks great as well! Are you going to put any finish on the seating/table or the lamp?
    Thanks Jeff! Nope, the neighbor said he'd handle the staining/sealing...which doesn't bother me in the least
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    Everything I build is a learning curve. The older I get the more I learn from my mistakes

    Great looking chairs. They really look inviting Lamp is kind of neat as well.
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    Looking good, Ken.

    On the learning curve question, I pretty much did it solo with the help of a few videos and Internet buddies who were better turners than me. If I had found someone to mentor me, it would have shortened the curve considerably. I wish you lived closer to me...I'd be glad to show you haw I do things wrong.
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    Ken, those are fine looking projects. That learning curve is sometimes steeper than at other times. Keep plugging away like the rest of us.

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    Thanks guy's, I just boosted my net speed today, so I can finally watch some video demo's on-line, with-out that durn buffering suffering... We dropped our speed and our satellite service a while back due to me not working, I don't know which of the disappointments is worse

    & I appreciate the offer Vaughn, would be some fun times as well as the learning, I'd bet the farm on it!
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    That table and chairs setting looks so inviting. I really want to go there and just sit and relax. Unfortunately I am a type "A" and would only last fifteen or twenty minutes max.

    And yes, it still looks great and really inviting.

    Enjoy,

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