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Old 03-11-2018, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2017
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Default New to Pen turning

Joined about a year ago, before I could do much nearly destroyed my shoulder so had to get surgery, rehab, and get all that behind me.

Have since retired, wife decided I needed to remodel two bathrooms, I should have known. They both came out pretty nice actually.

Finally got to muddle my way through my first pen after watching a bunch of videos on YouTube. Now I am hooked, really enjoyed that first project but winter set in before I got to do anything else. Now spring right around the corner, can't wait to get out in the garage and make a few more. Reviewing information here to see what I can do differently than just a simple Walnut Pen. As soon as I figure out how to post a pic I will get it on here.

Background...Retired Military, 24 years USAF. Retired second time after 20 years with a school district in Maintenance division. Now just a PawPaw with 5 GrandPuppies, that is more than enough for me.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome Dale , sometimes life gets in the way , it happens to all of us. Thank You for you service . This is a great place to learn, check out the library . Don’t be afraid to ask questions, that’s what we are here for. Enjoy ...

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Old 03-11-2018, 03:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome from NJ, Jay..
Thank you for your service!

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Old 03-11-2018, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Dale, and welcome to IAP !!

Thank you for your service in keeping our continent safe and the world safer !!!

Kids rule the world !!! .... eventually if not already !

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Old 03-11-2018, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the IAP Dale, from Scotland!
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome Dale.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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welcome from Zanesville
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome from South Carolina.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard Dale. Sounds like you and I had the same kind of retirement experience. I retired 4 year ago and have been kept very busy building a home in Montana. Winters are brutal but I still find time to do some of my hobby work. So hang in there, like I told my wife, this house (it's actually a cabin) better be done next year. Not sure what I'll do if next year it's not done but the threat still hangs out there. Enjoy your pen turning. Tom
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome from beautiful Akron, Ohio.
We have a very active chapter here in Ohio.
Our meetings are held everyother month at Hartville Hardware.
Our next meeting is this Saturday.
For info see the following:
March 17, 2018 Meeting

Don't be a stranger
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idwest Penturners Gathering 2019
Date, Time & Location - TBA
Go here: Facebook Page to read about past MPGs

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