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    Some recent jobs....

    Well, it's been a while since I last posted any turnings. I figure it's once again time to champion the cause of the spindle turner/production turner.

    I did a few furniture feet last month, and today I delivered the spheroid newel caps/finials. The poplar tube is for a scale model of a tanker truck...quite a fun job. That box of "what the heck are those" is an order for 10 replica WWII landmines. That particular customer does WWII reenactments and said that the ones they were using were too lightweight. He wanted something with a little more weight for realism.

    Never a dull moment, and I have to say it: I love my job!

    - Hutch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hutchinson View Post
    That box of "what the heck are those" is an order for 10 replica WWII landmines. That particular customer does WWII reenactments and said that the ones they were using were too lightweight. He wanted something with a little more weight for realism.

    Never a dull moment, and I have to say it: I love my job!

    - Hutch
    its like that show pawn stars, you never know what a customer is going to bring in to request.
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    Ha!!! Any work that's fun is good work! Lookin' good Hutch!
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    Variety is the spice of life. It sure does not look like you are bored.

    Is that to be a "ride on it" tanker truck or does it fit in with some other "toys?"

    Enjoy,
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    Nice work Hutch! Glad you're keeping busy!
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    One of the things on my bucket list was to know someone who turns replica WWII land mines on a wood lathe.

    I can finally check that one off, I guess.

    Great work, Hutch. Your consistency is remarkable.
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    Great work Hutch. Really nice consistency. Looks like you are having fun.
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    Nicely done Matt. Your consistency is enviable.

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    Thanks guys!

    I don't know exactly how the toy tanker turned out, but I think it was going to be a fully functioning piece just for show.

    Jeff - Yeah, I have been keeping busy to be sure. Lots of fun stuff here and there. And right now I have work lined up into November. I'm kinda surprised at how well things have been going seeing as how I have only officially been in business about a year!

    - Hutch

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