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    Larry the Lather!

    This wasn't just the average everyday lathe project, the project was to get Larry Merlau in front of a lathe. I didn't have any problem getting him in front of a bar, that is a story for another section when I get time! Getting him in front of a lathe was a little tougher.

    Showed him my blanks: "Nope, nope, nope, . . . nope!" He turned his nose up at all my blanks. He thought he had weaseled out of turning. I grabbed him and let him grab the chainsaw and we headed for the woods. Hard for him to knock a blank he cut.

    As y'all can see by the pile of shavings on his wrist and the shavings flying in the other picture, Larry ain't just standing there, he is running a spinny thing! Not quite as hard as getting him away from the bar but it was tough getting Larry away from the lathe. I think we have a new turny guy on the forum!

    Hu
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    I knew that would happen one day.
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    But did he make anything beside shavings?
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    Something just froze over














    I figured it would happen also, so since he is away I had better get a LOT OF WOOD out of there to make room for a new toy, better borrow my sons truck

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    OMG! What does this mean? What is next?

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    i would say that that is a spinny vortex moment! we have him now.....
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    Heck the next thing you know he'll be turning spindles for his furniture.

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    A few days late for April fools....
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    Looks like he 's making a giant yo-yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Something just froze over














    I figured it would happen also, so since he is away I had better get a LOT OF WOOD out of there to make room for a new toy, better borrow my sons truck
    I'll be right out to help Tom
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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