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Thread: First ever turning .. or .. functional ain't always pretty

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    Smile First ever turning .. or .. functional ain't always pretty

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    Last edited by John Bartley; 11-27-2010 at 12:14 PM.

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    No belly laughs necessary...if it does what you made it to do, it's all good.

    And I do believe this qualifies as your official "First Bonker", even though it is indeed functional.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    John looks good to me. You would laugh if you saw my first turning. Keep at it and keep'em coming.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    I'll chuckle, but not at your turning, but at your inventiveness and your persistence !!

    Good on you!

    As for the turning, looks like you got a handle on it

    Good Job!!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    This is getting bad ...

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    Hey Vaughn............................... WE GOT ANOTHER ONE!!!

    Welcome to the Abyss!!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    John.......you ought to see some of the turners here first attempts. There was nothing to laugh at your first attempt and the second one shows improvements in your turning and finishing techniques. But Well Done! in both instances. Turners often have to make tools for use on the lathe.......form and fashion follow function!

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    .,.,.,
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    static...

    Whew. With all the wire all I got was static on the screen.
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