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Thread: Gotta get back to the lathe

  1. #1
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    Gotta get back to the lathe

    Shameful how my shop has been ignored. It misses me and I miss it.
    Got a bit of encouragement yesterday. I used to sell shop made items, mostly turned, at a large gift shop in Little Rock. A few years ago they had a break in and the case my items were displayed in was ransacked and everything stolen. Nothing else in the shop was bothered, only my stuff. I guess that is some kind of compliment.
    For a variety of reasons my shop time has dropped off. But the inquiry I got yesterday said people have been asking for my duck calls. Didn't know I was famous. After almost three years my calls were specifically requested.
    So, I'm going to restart making them. There will be an improvement however. My new calls (in most woods) will be stabilized. That will give them the qualities of acrylic with moisture protection and durability. But, the natural wood color and beauty will remain.
    For the curious......first I will turn then stabilize. That will save solution and insure penetration.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Yep they miss the quackers with their cheese. Looking forward to your Duck Dynasty .
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    A Turn N Time
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    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Great News Frank
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Glad to see you're going to get back at it, Frank. Looking forward to seeing some photos of the finished products.
    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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    The way I see it, even seven days away from the lathe makes one weak.
    Cheers,
    Roger


    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

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