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    Talking I think I need to have Nancy put into rehab (by Dave)

    She hasn't yet turned anything on a lathe except some pens, but it seems that she has the bug really bad, and now I'm thinking of putting her into turner's rehab.

    This morning we were headed to breakfast and took a turn through a neighborhood where I noticed that a house was being re-roofed. She told me a few minutes later that she came within a millisecond of telling me to stop, as there was a tree in the yard that had been taken down and cut into chunks about 18"--and her first thought was "turning blanks!!" Don't know what kind of tree it was/is, or how the stuff would turn, but her first thought was "turning blanks." We already have a box of blanks from John Hart, a supply of 400 or so pen blanks, some stopper blanks, and very little time in which to turn, so I don't know what she would have done with that wood, but her first though was TURNING BLANKS.

    Then she asked me where our chain saw is (I sold it several years ago), and said we probably need to buy a new one. I see where this is going. We have a midi, we have an Atlas that was my dad's (50-plus years old) that works just okay, so soon she's going to be bugging me for a bigger lathe. The abyss is alive and well and swirling at my house. I think she needs rehab already.

    Me? I still like my f---work.

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    You're spinning your wheels trying to fight it, Dave. The abyss is strong once it takes hold of someone. May as well buy her a nice lathe and stand back. Resistance is futile.
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    that's nothing, I don't even have a lathe yet, but I see 'turning stock' all over the place.
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    I think I need to have Nancy put into rehab (by Dave)

    I don't think that you understand.

    I work for Woodworker's Supply and I have the availability to get a #1 lathe.

    The only other problem is where do i put it?

    So, where do I send her for rehab?

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy Laird View Post
    I don't think that you understand.

    I work for Woodworker's Supply and I have the availability to get a #1 lathe.

    The only other problem is where do i put it?

    So, where do I send her for rehab?

    Dave




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    GO-O-O-O-O Nancy!
    (You do have a truck don't you dave?)

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    Dave it does no good to fight it. I have been married 40 yrs. and learned a long time ago you aren't going to win. Buddy just buy her the big lathe, get her a big stihl chainsaw and all will be well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dunlap View Post
    While you are at it, buy her a flak jacket and an industrial type face shield. With the big lathe she'll be launching bowls in no time at all.

    I'm glad that the closest I've come to the lathe abyss was merely by being part of this forum.
    Then you probably don't want to see this pic. It's a natural edge bowl I "did" last night.
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    Dave,

    You know where to go for a chainsaw and lots of logs, albeit juniper and pinon. But what the heck, they are free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Then you probably don't want to see this pic. It's a natural edge bowl I "did" last night.
    Uhmmmmm.........ah ..........I think maybe you need to call that a Natural "EDGES" Bowl, Vaughn. What kind of Finish are you going to put on it, and how are you going to Burn It In?

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