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Thread: A Public THANK YOU!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State

    A Public THANK YOU!

    There has been some discussion on here about the type of people that are on this forum. I for one have received lots of help and learned a lot since I joined. I have made some real friends also. To which, this is my public THANK YOU. As some know I am into toy wooden car making right now. I showed in one thread a jig I made for drilling holes for spoke wheels. Although I thought my indexing wheel was pretty, I just couldn't seem to get it accurate for what I wanted. So I emailed Mione Hill, I knew he had a CNC machine because he made the gears for my organ. We got on Skype and discussed it and he said he could do. He didn't use his CNC, but some other milling machine he has. Check this out:

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    Made out of aluminum. All kind of holes for all kinds of indexing! He threw in a nice rod to use for mounting it also. I'm so excited about it I am going to remake the rest of the jig so it is good enough to put this wheel on!

    THANK YOU MIONE HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "We the People ......"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Very cool, Paul. It's great to have friends like Mione that are so generous in helping others out.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    I just love to see people helping people

    Thank you for the story.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
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    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    Very nice thing he did. What a great group of people we have here.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    lots of good people around here, lots of them.
    benedictione omnes bene

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

  7. #7
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    good for you paul, and for the guy that helped you out
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Host of the 2017 Family Woodworking Gathering - Sunken Wood

    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Great indexing disc. Thanks to Mione, Family Woodworking comes through again.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  10. #10
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    Dec 2012
    Bedford, NH
    I think the reason why this forum is as good as it gets is because of the "core group" of senior woodworking professionals that enjoy helping others, giving back, especially to those that are relatively new to woodworking. There are a good number of younger woodworkers as well that contribute what they have learned here on this forum and have applied to their own projects, or pass on their knowledge that they have gained from their own prior personal experience. Plus, there is no fear of asking "how-to" questions because even the seniors have asked those questions before and are happy to provide the answers they have learned.
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