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    small bowl- Big boost!

    This helped my confidence. Which has been almost none existent lately. Quick history. I turned avidly a few years ago. Moved, lost shop space and gave it up. New house, new Lab, new lathe. No joy, nothing but problems turning. Pretty much just disgusted and haven't done much in a while.

    Been itching to try again but ...... finally gave in yesterday. Wanted to make something for a neighbors Birthday today. Plus she just has surgery for breast cancer and is starting Chemo treatments Monday.

    So I worked on this and it actually turned out decent. No obvious problems. Expect the foot, which I need to sand on some more. Made me feel good and willing to try turning something else.

    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Whoo Hoo!!

    Don't you just love it when that happens!!

    OK, now get back on it!!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Way to go Jeff. When I first started turning I felt that way. Just keep at it. It will come. The bowl is a beauty. Keep'em coming.
    Bernie W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Way to go Jeff. When I first started turning I felt that way.
    The sad thing is Bernie, I used to turn some nice looking bowls! Obviously the skills do fade when you don't use them. Very frustrating to feel like a rank beginner AGAIN!

    Jeff
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

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    Keep at it Jeff it will all come back with a little practice. I stopped for 30 years and now that I 'm back I can't stop.
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Obviously the skills do fade when you don't use them.
    I would think that you don't lose your skills but do lose the comfort level. I know when I don't turn a while and then go back at it that I'm not as comfortable doing certain things that I once used to do.
    Jim

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    Good looking bowl Jeff! Good Job

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    looks like you got back on

    the horse that kicked you just fine.. and for the fella that had quit for 30 yrs and came back well there's hope for me to then. nice bowl jeff and looks to be cherry.
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    That sure looks like a great job to me Jeff? What do you turner folks use for a finish on these bowls and what are some of the uses for the different size bowls?

    DT

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    Jeff, I like the shape of this bowl a lot. Great job!!

    Sandy

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