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Thread: Sucked into the vortex!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Newnan, GA

    Sucked into the vortex!

    Just got my craigslist find, Delta 46-250 a few weeks ago and have turned a few pens. WOW, I'm hooked...another one sucked into the vortex.
    I now catch myself eyeing brushpiles on the side of the road and in neighbor's yards for pen turning blanks. Never did that before. I pulled a branch out of a brushpile in my yard and rough turned it, rough sanded's beautiful wood. "Who'd a thunk it". God does do amazing things!

    "When the horse is dead....Get Off!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    You gotta watch your driving after you start turning... every piece of wood gets at least a once over as I drive by... the wife says I tend to drive in the same direction as my eyes are looking, so I might look like a drunk going down the road when there's lots of wood about.
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Welcome to the Abyss, Joe.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Harrisburg, NC

    Your hearing will improve also...
    It won't be long before you can identify the model number of chainsaw from a mile and half away.
    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Thomas Jefferson

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Welcome Joe. Mike was right. I can hear a chainsaw anywhere here in town and head that way.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Just think. I will be able to tell people that I knew you, way back when you had some money.

    Welcome to the vortex. Or as Vaughn would say, "Welcome to the dark side."

    Welcome aboard. You will see the world differently now. You will see the fine textures that make small wooden objects beautiful.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Cape Cod, Ma.
    Im just a bit ahead of you... Im broke already and I havent even started buying anything yet!

    And I am doing the same thing. After Irene blew through here I have been eyeballing every pile of branches and logs along the side of the road....

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