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    Had a Family Woodworker Visit....

    I had a great day today, Gari Biasillo came to visit the Dungeon.

    Gari lives in Vancouver Canada.....eh....

    Gari and family are on vacation, they were here in Japan visiting his wife' family, and Gari was nice enough to make the time to stop by and visit.

    I gave him the nickel tour of the Dungeon, and then Gari pulled out a nice piece of what we think is Ebony Macassar, and proceeded to show me how to turn boxes

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    It was very interesting to say the least, learned a lot and now I'll have to make some new tool rests and tools to add this to my turning fun!

    Hats off to Gari, he was working with an unfamiliar lathe, tools that that were not quite for the job on hand, and my lathe was rather too high up for him, but he made a nice little box, which he gave to me, and I gave to my lovely wife, and she likes it very much!

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    Gari, myself and the small box he turned.

    So, if any of you are ever in Tokyo, drop on by and take the nickel tour of the Dungeon!

    Cheers!
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    visits in japan.......you`re lucky stu, i hardly ever leave this corner of the county. looks like ya`ll had a good time.
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    Way to go guys! I think Gari now has the record for the longest trip to visit a fellow FWW member! Nice to get a lesson out of the visit!

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Knoll View Post
    Way to go guys! I think Gari now has the record for the longest trip to visit a fellow FWW member! Nice to get a lesson out of the visit!

    Jay
    Dunno about that Jay, Matt came from Ontario.....

    Yes Tod, I'm lucky, and I know it, and I do my best to treat my guests a well as I can.

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Well Stu

    You're going to have to keep the records!

    Jay

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    It's nice you guys got to get together. You can bet your bottom dollar Stu, if I ever get close to you I'll be stopping in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    It's nice you guys got to get together. You can bet your bottom dollar Stu, if I ever get close to you I'll be stopping in.
    Great, the beer will be cold and the steaks thick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Great, the beer will be cold and the steaks thick!
    In Japan? Steaks? I didn't know you were rich.

    I felt lucky to afford the noodle shops in the train station.
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    Wow thats awesome.

    Tokyo, Japan has always been my number 1 place that I want to visit, so if/when that day ever comes I'll be sure to stop in as well.

    Maybe by then you can show me how to turn boxes. Er, umm... jars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Plesums View Post
    In Japan? Steaks? I didn't know you were rich.

    I felt lucky to afford the noodle shops in the train station.
    Charlie, I live on the economy, I'm not an "Expat" so I know where to shop to get nice THICK steaks for reasonable prices, places like COSTCO

    We don't eat steak all the time, but if I have the time and you are here for a visit, it certainly would be occasion enough to spark up the BBQ and get some good thick steaks!

    Allen, if you do come to Tokyo, I'd take it as a personal insult if you DID NOT stop by!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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