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    Making a big mess...........

    ........boy did I make a big mess

    I turned a lot of the chunks of wood I had left, that would not make very good bowl blanks, into what I hope will be HF blanks......

    The last one was on the large side..........

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    Maybe the biggest chunk of wood I've had on the lathe yet

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    That was fun to do!

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    Here are all the various blanks I got the last day or two, I have a ton of this wood to now turn, should be fun!

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    I cleaned up the Dungeon, I had to , I was getting to be calf deep in some areas

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    Here is a partial result of the clean up, lots of bags of garbage!

    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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    I knew you were MY KIND OF TURNER, That looks JUST like my shop. I've been looking at Nova's new 1624-44. Very interesting, althought not VS.

    Does up to 16" bowl over the ways, has rotating head for larger pieces, 24 points of index. Looks a lot like your DVR.

    Haven't seen the price yet. That might kill the deal for now.

    Bruce

    BTW...... That's not garbage. It is EXPENSIVE MULCH, if you can find a buyer
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    I heard that the new 1624-44 was supposed to be at the just under $1000 price point, with the steel (not cast iron) stand, if so, I'd jump on the with both feet for sure!

    I took the 7 bags of wood chips to the local shrine where the guy does a compost, he has been very kind to me taking all of this stuff, so today I took along a decent Red Keyaki bowl I'd done, and gave it to his wife. Her eyes just lit up, and she was SO happy, she asked me a zillion questions on how I made it etc.

    She told me I should start selling them in my L shop

    I told her I did pens too, and I think if I gave her one, I'd get an order for a few, they are always in need of gifts to give patrons.

    Cheers!
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    I see ye figgered out that ye can make stuff round on a lathe too.
    BTW, all those shavings are a sign of a real woodworker/turner.
    I hope you don't smoke in the dungeon and have a fire extinguisher handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
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    I cleaned up the Dungeon, I had to , I was getting to be calf deep in some areas
    Yup, when you notice the ceiling getting a little low, sure fire sign it time to clean up the chips.

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    Can't ya just put together an auger system and run that stuff directly into the furnace? Jim.
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    Ya know what they say Stu; A little kindness goes a long way.

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    So Alex, if I bring you a dozen blanks of various size, will that keep you in chips for a while?

    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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