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Old 04-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New here from Effingham, Illinois

Hi I just joined and am new to wood turning. I have also joined a turning club (Flatland Woodturners, Champaign. IL - and the club is helping me to get started. I look forward to gaining knowledge from this site.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome from Indiana. You just missed the Midwest Penturners Gathering in Champaign last weekend. It was a good time and a lot of good info. Did the club explain to you that turning is an addiction?

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Old 04-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome from Pennsylvania. Enjoy your stay...

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Old 04-23-2010, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome from Ohio.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi John. Welcome from southern California.
Below are links to two threads/articles that have lots of information on pen turning. The first one is a very basic overview of the many aspects of getting into turning pens.

The second link has postings by different pen turners and what they wish they had known earlier:

Here is another link - a PDF on the acronyms used here. I am sure you know many but this will help with those you don't.
Cathy Sue
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome John!
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi John.

A big welcome from over here in Britain! I can't wait to see some pics of your first pens. You've done right joining a club and a superb forum like this one. You are definitely on the right track.

Best regards
Stuart - Turnedwritepens
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome, John.

I look forward to seeing what you turn out.

Nice play! (well, it's not exactly work, is it?)

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome from Wisconsin.

I lived 45 miles southwest of you at Salem years ago. I moved away in 1981.
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