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    Taking a Turning Class - Took the Class

    I just signed my Dad and myself up for a fundamentals of turning at my local Rockler. Having never turned before just recently getting a lathe, learning how to do it correctly is definitely in order. The class is on Sunday, and I'm really looking forward to it.

    They have a sharpening class on Saturday, but I can't get away with leaving my wife with our 3 year old for 2 days straight..... So that one will have to wait.
    Last edited by Sean Wright; 02-05-2008 at 12:48 AM. Reason: Subject line update
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    Great idea with you and dad. Sounds like a lot of fun for the two of you.
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    Enjoy, Sean. Taking a class is the only way to get started properly IMHO.

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    You will definitely learn to turn safely by taking a class and this way you will avoid a lot of frustration as well.

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    Good for you, I sure wish I could have taken a class!
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    Sounds like a great time with your dad. Don't blame you for not wanting to be gone for two days in a row. It may have had a steep price. Stu, you look constipated.
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    Excellent call, Sean. A class will give you a great head-start, and plus you get some time with your dad.
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    YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. After the class, we will have TWO new members to assimilate into the vortex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Johnson View Post
    Stu, you look constipated.
    Dale
    ROFLOL Dale I thought the same thing.
    Bernie W.

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    Sean, good job on taking a class. Remember how I felt being able to make a round piece out of a square piece of wood!!!! Anyway, as you are going through this class, the instructor surely will have you sharpen your tools, so just pay strict attention and you will get two classes from one!!!!! Let us know how it goes!

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