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    Batten the hatches Mateys!......Arg....

    Well...........a production turner I'm not......but maybe someday........

    Dave Richards wanted someone to turn the spindles for the wheel on his sail boat. I thought I was at another auction where turning tools were featured....I held my hand up!

    Dave sent me 8 blanks....he needs 6 spindles. I turned the first one Tuesday evening followed by 2 more. The first one was a lesson in dodging spinning corners. Turning the pummels wasn't that difficult but turning the 2 inch area between 2 facing pummels was. When backing a tool out of the intermediate area, you can catch the face of the pummel and chip it. DAMHIKT....the first one had some chip out.......the others are looking okay IMHO

    So...I just came in from the shop....all my tools have been sharpened...5 more to go....and to quote a famous judge and referree Mills Lane......"Let's get it on!"

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    Remember Ken, you are NOT a CNC machine, 6 "Similar" ones is what you are shooting for, that way, they have the "Hand Turned" look

    Good luck, I know you will Git-r-done!!
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    Well..........Yesterday evening I finished the spindles for Dave Richards.

    Dave......I did the best I could. I wish I had some more blanks....Here they are. I hope you can find 6 of the 8 useable.


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    Hats off Ken, you did great!

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    Ken, they look great to me! I think ya dun good!! I can't see anything wrong with them.

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    They look great to me, Ken. Positioned around a wheel, the minor differences will be invisible. I'm betting the reason Dave didn't send you all 8 of the old ones is so you wouldn't see how mis-matched the originals were.
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    Ken, they look perfect to me.

    I'm at the point where I'm ready for them, too.

    Thank you so much Ken. I'm excited to see them.
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    ken, those are great! i`m sure dave will post pics once they`re installed and you`ll see how well they work
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    Well done. Duplicating without a duplicators is not easy. Charge him plenty for those.
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    Ready About?
    Hard a lea!!

    Pretty fancy there Ken for a bombed guy.
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