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Old 09-28-2017, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi. Just started turning pens recently. Is this forum still active? Can we make it active if it isn't? I would love to learn from some of you veteran turners. Maybe buy, sell, trade blanks. And when the time comes, if any of you guys cast then I bet a lot of us would like to learn the art of casting. Feel free to send me a PM or reply to this thread! Look forward to hearing from you guys!!
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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No...it's not still active. Only a million of us wondering who writes with all of these pens we make! Welcome to the (VERY active) forum. My great grandfather went to Oklahoma in the 1920s. Married a Cherokee woman (my great grandmother) and moved back to western Upper New York State in the Depression. Still have the family photos of her home on the reservation as a child. She was my favorite. Crazy old woman from Oklahoma. Assuming you're all that way. :)
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No...it's not still active. Only a million of us wondering who writes with all of these pens we make! Welcome to the (VERY active) forum. My great grandfather went to Oklahoma in the 1920s. Married a Cherokee woman (my great grandmother) and moved back to western Upper New York State in the Depression. Still have the family photos of her home on the reservation as a child. She was my favorite. Crazy old woman from Oklahoma. Assuming you're all that way. :)
I live over in eastern Oklahoma in the heart of Cherokee Nation. How is everything in New York state?
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It is good here as it is everywhere. My Papa use to say, "I check the obituaries every morning before I put my boots on so I know I'm not wasting my time. Otherwise, I'm glad for where I am."
My great grandmother was quite a lady. He was working the oil leases in your part of the country until the Dust Bowl hit, so he brought her back home to here - two hours south of Buffalo, NY. Other side of the family came earlier - I am eighth generation in this county. Last one to stay. Damn, we are stubborn people! Nice to hear from you, brother.
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I know the feeling. It was nice to meet you too. How long have you been turning? I have officially only made 2 pens as of this moment. Plan on turning a few more this evening.
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I know the feeling. It was nice to meet you too. How long have you been turning? I have officially only made 2 pens as of this moment. Plan on turning a few more this evening.
Good for you. Make three!
I have been working with wood for longer than I can say. Only playing with pens about two years. I crossed 500 pens a month ago. Sixty hours a week at work. Twenty hours every weekend in the shop to keep my marbles in a bag...so I can work sixty hours...so I can afford to make pens. Living the dream!
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I know the feeling. It was nice to meet you too. How long have you been turning? I have officially only made 2 pens as of this moment. Plan on turning a few more this evening.
Good for you. Make three!
I have been working with wood for longer than I can say. Only playing with pens about two years. I crossed 500 pens a month ago. Sixty hours a week at work. Twenty hours every weekend in the shop to keep my marbles in a bag...so I can work sixty hours...so I can afford to make pens. Living the dream!
And...done for the night now, but private message for direct conversation so the "purists" don't have to read our jibber-jabber! Glad to talk more. Keep making pens. Maybe people will start writing again. That's our job.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Hey your jibber jabber is instructional as well. I am a transplanted okie. Left in 69 to go in the Army and stayed on the east coast when I got out. Spent time in Delaware, North Carolina and now Georgia.
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How's everything down in Georgia?
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Starting to get leaves dropping and the temps are staying in the low to mid 80's during the day.

Other than that, it is the same here as it is there. Everyone is chasing their dreams.
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