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    virgil leih turning big


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    I think "WOW!!!" pretty well covers it.

    I also think his woodworking shop must be a mite larger than mine.

    Thanks for showing this.

    Enjoy,

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    I've seen another video about Virgil, but this one shows a lot more. He does some pretty amazing stuff, especially considering the scale.

    I'd love to do pieces like that, but I don't have room to store regular-sized stuff, let alone huge things like he makes.
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    Wow, is about right
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    My mind just boggles when i see a guy like this. Man it says you can do anything you want if you really want to and put your mind to it.
    I mean, huge industrial shop, fork lift, giant beast of lathe, home made microwave!!!!, so much more and he is so modest.

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    Great video.............wow definetly describes it
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    Then you disregard the rules - This takes you to the master level................

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    WOW!!!
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    Amazing and fascinating.
    He has the combination of an artists insight and vision, engineering ability and, without a doubt, the financial ability to do something like this. Have to wonder how he acquired the lathe.
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