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    I am working it !

    my 1st turning was a couple of spindles for my friend Grovs.


    And I did this finial yesterday to match a second .


    I am happy with both outcomes. This lath stuff is fun with a good piece of equipment.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
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    As Larry would say, you have taken a dangerous path.

    Very nice first turnings. You have great potential to be a spinny guy.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Looks pretty darn good Dave
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    Oh boy the end is near.... There you go another one bites the dust. Nice finial Dave
    cheers

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    Just curious - what lathe is that? Doesn't look like the one you got from me last month...
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    Jim the 1st spindle I turned for my friend was on my old shop smith and the 2nd one and the finial I did on yours. Man I love that beast. Not bad for not having a duplicator. I'm sure I'll get better.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
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    Really nice work dave. I'm guessing this ain't your 1st go-round at a lathe. Looks like you sure don't need my help now.
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    I'm taking it slow, faster lath , sharper tools and a tight bar rest. I'm loving it. I really want to get into some of the rose wood blocks I have and do some of them cool looking ornate spindles with small bowls I've seen some of the guys on here do.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
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    Looking good there, Dave. That wood looks like oak, and oak ain't the easiest wood to turn cleanly.
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    Dave they sure look like you know what your doing from here. As far as them elevated HF's( or as Vaughn started calling them bollow hoxes) I know with just a little pratice you woun't have any trouble. Pics we want pics when you do your first one.

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