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Old 10-04-2017, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Now that's a large gouge

Turning with a shovel.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My first attempt at turning was with a piece of 2x4 and a Stanley wood chisel. Not a good result but got me really interested in turning. Now I"m making pens!
Due to the lack of interest, tomorrow will be cancelled.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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While the shovel (or spoon, from another video) is silly, his point that all you really need is a sharp edge is certainly valid.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That action could "turn" you into a Darwin award finalist.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've seen someone use a lot of different items, he had a sack that contained these "tools", an axe, rabbit trap he used the peg part, pocket knife, hatchet, practically anything that would hold an edge.
To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I saw a crazy video on Youtube where some crazy Canuck took a car rim then bolted a tree stump to it,
& bolted it to a tractor, and turned it with a Johnson bar.

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Old 10-11-2017, 06:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What's next...a front loader. Just plain foolish, stupid and dangerous.....oh I was just for fun.

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a pair of Jet 1015VS
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MidAmericaPool Taig professional pool cue repair lathe....that somehow gets involved with pen blanks.
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