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Old 12-05-2017, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Intro: it only took me 3 years!

Howdy folks - man, writing these intros is tough stuff - it's taken me 3 years since signing up to the IAP site to craft just the right introduction message.

Well, actually, it's taken me that long to get my lathe setup in my shop, which technically is not really "set up" yet.

About Me: I live in Northern California and I am an IT Disaster Recovery manager - been doing that for about 13 years now, prior to that I managed some IT teams and before THAT I was in the US Navy as an Avionics Technician/In-flight technician.

Been woodworking since 7th grade (40 years, sporadically, but fairly consistent), my first shop teacher was Mr. Klausen.

So, there you go, now you know, a little...

More you say? OK...

My lathe is a vintage Craftsman lathe, model 101.06260 (10" x 36"). Kinda big for pen-turning, but it's what I have, so I will make it work.

I'm building the bench for it now and already have a 3/4HP motor awaiting the joy of spinning and spinning and spinning.

Soon as I get the bench built I will put up a few pictures of it and a few more with the lathe mounted and ready to go.

I'll say so long for now and hope to be on here a bit more often than every 3 years. ;-)

May your shop be filled with shavings and sawdust,
Jim "TheShooter"
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Jim !! . Welcome to IAP !!

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Old 12-05-2017, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the IAP Jim, from Scotland!
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Welcome James.
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Welcome from South Carolina.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome Jim!!!
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome Jim,
Show us the picts of your lathe when you get the bench built; then show us your pens!
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Welcome aboard from Indianapolis! And from a Marine Corps Avionics Technician (training courtesy of the US Navy, lol)

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Virginia says hello and welcome!!
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