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    Greetings from SW MO

    Hi everyone. As you can see from my post count, I'm new here. I see a lot of familiar people here from other boards and have read enough threads to know this is a good place to be.

    I am a hobbyist/novice. I don't have nearly the time or funds to do everything I want to, but I dream big. I have been mostly woodturning for the last year or so, but I have dabbled in other areas as well.

    I am a civil engineer and like projects you can hold/use/play with. I am not much for making hang it on the wall/put it on a shelf stuff even though I admire the talent of those who do. Therefore, I like wooden puzzles, pens, wooden gear clocks (I will make one eventually), bowls, boxes, and other usable things. It is more fun to build a jig that buy one. I think I am undiagnosed ADD (since it's not diagnosed, I don't have it, right?) but like accuracy and precision (and those of you who know, know there is a difference). It makes me an impatient perfectionist and my own worst critic.

    I look forward to getting to know everyone here.

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    Welcome to FWW Mike!
    Ken
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    Welcome to the family Mike!
    Darren

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    Welcome--you will like it here. Nice people with good info.
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    Ron

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    Welcome! Where in SW MO are you? My dad is in Kimberling City.

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    Welcome aboard, Mike. Always nice to add another turner to the crowd.

    What kind of civil engineering do you do? My dad's a civil P.E. who specialized in materials testing and inspection (soil, concrete, and asphalt, mostly, with a bit of hydrology and foundation design thrown in for good measure), so I grew up exposed to a fair amount of that type of thing.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Welcome to the Family Mike!

    Hey Ken, we got another one!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Hi Mike, very wellcome to this nice bunch of people.
    Another woodturner, well that's great.
    If possible, show us something, we are sooo curious
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    Where in SW Mo? My son lives in Nixa and we get up there occasionally. I live in Mountain Home, Arkansas. There are a number of woodworkers/turners in your area that are on this forum, or others.
    Welcome to the family.

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    Welcome to the family Mike!.
    Best regards,
    Toni

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