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    I went to Arkysaw!

    I took a road trip and visited with Mark Cothren in his shop last Thursday - Saturday! Dennis Peacock joined us for Fridays turn-a-thon as well. I have to say, those southern boys KNOW how to entertain a visitor! I ate all kinds of wonderful food, learned more about turning than I thought possible, came home with a truck load of wood, and completely enjoyed the friendship!!! THANKS GUYS.

    Here's a few pictures of what got turned......

    A "user" ash bowl with a little of everything going on in it - curl, bark, bug holes, bug doo, etc....

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    My biggest bowl to date, about 13 wide and 8 tall.

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    This was a collaborative piece out of splated choke cherry, I roughed it in Alaska before the move, and Mark finish turned it.

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    Another collaborative piece, Mark had roughed a great sycamore HF that I promptly turned into a bowl type thingie with a quick slip on the Monster rig

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    The table of our efforts.....some still intact, a few not

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    Mark turning a walnut HF......

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    Dennis working on a little piece

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    What a fantastic trip. THANKS for the hospitality guys and lets do that again!!!!!!
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    Barry....Congrats!

    Dennis gave that turning the formal treatment!


    He covered up his coveralls!


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    Hi Barry,
    It sounds like you had a great time with those boys. What you have is rather precious stuff, good memories, sound advice, and a stronger bond with folks that matter to you! A real winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Barry....Congrats!

    Dennis gave that turning the formal treatment!


    He covered up his coveralls!

    Look closely...he changed clothes and put on blue jeans.

    Looks like a great time Barry. I'm sure those Southern boys know how to show someone a good time. Did you need to take an interpreter with you so you could understand what they were saying?
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    Oh boy, Paint Me GREEN with Envy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Did you need to take an interpreter with you so you could understand what they were saying?
    Nope. I was able to pick up 6 or 7 out of every ten words. And most of what was said while turning was universally understood!
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    You dad-gummed eskimo... you weren't havin' any problems understanding me when I was telling you which pieces of wood to load up in the back of that little wimpy truck of your's...


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    Here is one of Barry laboring and toiling...


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    [QUOTE=Mark Cothren;63345]Here is one of Barry laboring and toiling...

    Boy it looks like old Barry is having some trouble. I hope you guys helped him out.

    Congrats to all of you. I am green with envy. Looks like you guys did some serious turning. Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    ...And most of what was said while turning was universally understood!
    I guess you're right. "Duck! " is pretty universal in any dialect.
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