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  1. #1
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    Introduction

    Hi everyone. I just joined (thanks Vaughn!) and thought I'd better introduce myself. I live in London, Ontario, Canada. I've been woodworking for about 6 or 7 years - mostly flat work. About two years ago I got into turning - specifically pens for now. I'm in the process of building a dedicated shop. I'll post some pics in the shop tours section when I get a chance. It's 21 x 31 with a 9 1/2 foot ceiling. The building is done but now I have to paint and do the electrical. I have the perfect wife. I build things and she actually loves sanding and staining!! I'm hoping to retire early and use my woodworking to supplement my pension but I'm still 5 to 10 years away from that.
    Regards,

    Barry

    No matter what you achieve,
    somebody helps you.
    Behind the creation
    that we call our own
    are the thoughts and efforts of many.

    - Althea Gibson


  2. #2
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    Welcome Aboard there Barry!

    Can't wait to see pics of the shop, sounds like a nice man-cave to hang out in. What kind of spinny thing do you have?
    -Ned

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    Welcome to the Family Barry.
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
    My Website


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    Thanks Ned. My current lathe is a mini Canadian Tire lathe. It's not the greatest but it gets the job done. That's why I have only done pens so far. I am currently looking for a grown-up lathe but the budget is pretty tight. It's amazing how fast you can blow through money when you're building a shop. I left my budget in the dust about $5,000.00 ago!!
    Regards,

    Barry

    No matter what you achieve,
    somebody helps you.
    Behind the creation
    that we call our own
    are the thoughts and efforts of many.

    - Althea Gibson


  5. #5
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    Welcome Barry. Thanks for joining us.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Temple View Post
    Thanks Ned. My current lathe is a mini Canadian Tire lathe. It's not the greatest but it gets the job done. That's why I have only done pens so far. I am currently looking for a grown-up lathe but the budget is pretty tight. It's amazing how fast you can blow through money when you're building a shop. I left my budget in the dust about $5,000.00 ago!!
    I'm not quite at that point... budget wise, but I'm over the budget for my shop and trying to figure out how I'm getting the roof on and the wiring done this spring. Check out my barn raising thread over in Carpentry and Construction for details.

    but, yes, I DO understand about tool budgets evaporating when it comes time to build a shop.
    -Ned

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    Barry
    Welcome to FWW
    SOMEDAY is not a day of the week

  8. #8
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    Hey Barry, welcome to the Family!

    Another Canuck and a turner too!

    Cheers!
    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 Barry!
    Host of the 2017 Family Woodworking Gathering - Sunken Wood

    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
    www.wrworkshop.com

  10. #10
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    Hi Barry, wellcome

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