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Thread: Hello from Uk hobby turner

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    Hello from Uk hobby turner

    Just been pointed to your site by an existing member and after browsing around got hooked on wanting to see more of your output so put my name on the list.

    I started turning in May 2005 and promptly got hooked, the obsession still continues, albeit with just simple no brainer forms in the main.

    Apologise in advance if you follow any links from my gallery to my woodwork web site but most of the links there will take you to UK and other forum references.

    My shop houses a small (9x20) metal lathe as well as my Wood Spinner.
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

    Bits & Pieces
    My Web Site

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    Welcome aboard Chas.

    Since you're a Spinny guy, don't forget to get your feet wet in the Turning forums.

    (Pictures count for double)

    Bruce

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    Welcome to Family Woodworking Chas!

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    Hello Chas! Welcome to the forum. That's some very nice work you do! I really like the spalted beech pieces!

    Cheers!

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    Welcome to the clubhouse, Chas. We can always fit another turner here. And you're a metal turner, too. That'll be a good addition to the mix.

    [Edited to add...]
    I just perused your gallery...you've got quite a body of work for a hobby turner. Well done. I also followed the links to the UKworkshop forum...just what I need...another forum. Looks like another good bunch of guys.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

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    Thanks for the welcome, turning output this end a little slow at the moment due to a fair amount of rough green turning and holding a 'mini bash' recently aimed at demonstrating techniques, tool handling and generally an excuse for a bit of 'spinney' bonding. This inevitably led to having a shop/garage cleanup/cleanout etc. which I am still coming to terms with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    ..... I also followed the links to the UKworkshop forum...just what I need...another forum. Looks like another good bunch of guys.
    Yes a very helpful bunch, many go out of their way (literally) to assist and support others. An eclectic mix from the DIY home owner to self employed cabinet makers, bespoke furniture makers/restorers and builders and a generous helping of people who whittle wood in one form or another for pleasure.
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

    Bits & Pieces
    My Web Site

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    Welcome Chas, always nice to see an introduction by a new member, and a spiny one at that!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Welcome Chas
    Maybe some day, will move up to the spiny world, but right
    now my world is flat, not round.

    PS
    Coffe pot is on!

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Hi Chas!
    Welcome to the family!

    DT

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    Hello Chas. Welcome to the family here. Lots of good people and lots of knowledge.
    Bernie W.

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    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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