Newbie from the Uk.

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Hey guys and gals
Thought I’d do a little introduction, my name is Mark and I live in the South of the UK near a place called Andover. I’m a veteran who was an Infantryman for a number of years travelling to some great places, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Washington State(Fort Lewis), Germany, Northern Ireland and Bosnia.
I've only been turning for a couple of months and mainly turn to help my mental health as I suffer from PTSD and Chronic Lower Abdominal Pain so I can only stand for a couple of hours. My other hobbies I was really into before I became ill were Mountain Biking as an Instructor, Hiking being a qualified instructor and Motorcycles which I can still do. I’ve placed some pictures of my work and I’ve been selling from the very start and have been doing really well. I haven’t turned much in the way of bowls and that kind of thing but I’m looking to do that very soon.
is there a place on here I can find plans for projects to help me?
Well thanks for you time and stay safe.
 

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alanemorrison

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Welcome, Mark.
I think that you have picked a great hobby to help with your health issues. There is always something to look forward to each day, making up blanks, turning, finishing, assembling, admiring, giving/selling etc.
There are some here who have their lathes set in such a way as to be able to sit and turn which may help with your pain.
For someone only turning for a couple of months you are doing really well. Your pens look good.
Take care, and enjoy the forum.
Alan
 

egnald

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Greetings from Nebraska and welcome to the IAP Community. It looks like you are off to a great start with a combination of kit styles, blank materials and such. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future. - Dave
 
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