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    Last edited by Chuck Thoits; 05-03-2009 at 06:14 PM.
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    Looks good Chuck, but I have to ask, what is a belaying pin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Fuller View Post
    Looks good Chuck, but I have to ask, what is a belaying pin?
    Curt,

    A belaying pin is what I'm going to use to bonk Chuck over the head for getting that mustard while I'm still struggling with my pitiful excuse for a lathe!

    seriously, Chuck! I'm green with envy!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Curt,

    Check this link out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belaying_pin

    Used on sailing ships for securing lines.
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    Oak can be unfriendly stuff to turn, I stay away from it.
    That belaying pin, IMHO, qualifies as a bonker for purposes of retaining your membership here.
    Neat.

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    Looks good Chuck. Glad you got some time to play.
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    Although my knowledge of sea things and vocabulary is rather limited, belaying pins were also used to inflinge certain punishment to indisciplined sailors.

    As far as I know the rest of the crew formed a corridor through which the one who was going to be punished had to pass as many times as it had been ordered. While he was passing the rest of the crew battered him with belaying pins.

    Another rather tough punisment was to be passed by the keel, few survived to that one.

    Maybe Chuck can pinpoint some more of those "friendly" jokes.
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    Nice looking pin. Have you tried them in ash? I think it turns easier and looks a lot like oak. I might have to make some of them for the pirates that are around here.

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