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May 26th, 2005 at 12:24pm
 
Hi Folks,

Just started turning.  Need help.  I will be asking a lot of questions. I hope you don't mind.

Live south of San Francisco.  Semi retired.  I enjoy doing intarsia and would like to get into turning.  I have a old Craftsman lathe that I got for free. 

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John G.    Cheesy
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Reply #1 - May 26th, 2005 at 12:29pm
 
Welcome and that is the best kind of lathe, until you get jonesing for a big powermatic or oneway!

Feel free to ask anything, the folks here love to answer questions and never make you feel bad for asking.
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Reply #2 - May 26th, 2005 at 12:32pm
 
Glad to have you with us.  We're pretty frendly around here and don't stand on too much pomp or circumstance.  As Ned said, we love to answer questions, sometimes we'll even give you the right answer.  I look forward to learning more about you and your turning.   8)
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Reply #3 - May 26th, 2005 at 2:18pm
 
Welcome to the WR forum John.  If you're anything like the typical person "investigating" woodturning it's only a matter of time until you're addicted.  Intarsia is similar to segmented turning in theory, so it'll be interesting to see if you go that direction.

On another note, where abouts near SF?  I grew up in San Jose and Livermore and know the bay area well.  I know a few turners in your area and there are a couple of clubs you could hook up with to learn from.

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Reply #4 - May 26th, 2005 at 2:27pm
 
Hi Chris,

I live in Daly City (right next door to S.F.).  I do like doing intarsia.  Since I got the lathe free along with faceplates and turning tools I would love to try and turn bowls etc etc.

I find that working with wood is very relaxing.

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Reply #5 - May 26th, 2005 at 2:41pm
 
Hey John, I know exactly where Daly City is...only 6-7 hours from me.    Wink

You have a couple of choices in woodturning clubs sort of near you...worth the drive once a month for the meetings to learn hands on:

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Don't forget to check out the project plans & techniques sections, both have projects ranging from beginning to advanced.  We're also starting a video area (the first online vid should be up next week) that should help.

Do you ever venture down to L.A.?
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Reply #6 - May 26th, 2005 at 2:47pm
 
Welcome John; ask away, someone will know what the answer is.
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Reply #7 - May 26th, 2005 at 3:06pm
 
Welcome John, I think that you picked the right group.  Lots of friendly people who range from beginners to past masters at turning.  Turns out to be a great learning situation as well as lots of laughs.  We have chat sessions on Tuesday and Sunday evenings also. 

Oh, by the way, Ned (Nappen) coined a word:  "Jonesing."  But I'll ask Gil (Jones) to elucidate. 

Gil?

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Reply #8 - May 26th, 2005 at 3:12pm
 
Hey Jim,

Jonesing: verb, meaning to jones...to yearn for something due to addiction.  example: "Jim was jonesing for time at the lathe."

Cheesy;)
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Reply #9 - May 26th, 2005 at 3:21pm
 
Chris,

Every year wife and I take the grandkids (trolls) to DisneyLand.
Always in November.  We spend  a week in the area.

I have been surfing through the web site, very informative.
the pictures of what you folks have done are fantastic.  If i could do 50% of what is shown I would be really happy.

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Reply #10 - May 26th, 2005 at 3:24pm
 
And to all the other folks who welcomed me to the forum.

THANKS for the kind words.

Best regards

John Glennon

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Reply #11 - May 26th, 2005 at 3:45pm
 
Time and practice John, that's all it takes...that and the four rules:

1.  Make the wood spin (otherwise you're wood carving)
2.  Rub the bevel
3.  Don't get hurt (otherwise you can't do the first two)
4.  Have fun!!!  Cheesy
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Reply #12 - May 26th, 2005 at 5:05pm
 
Welcome to the group, John.

Here's something every turner will attest to for most of your cuts;

A - Anchor the tool to the tool rest
B - Rub the Bevel where you want to cut, then
C - Cut the wood

Oh, always wear safety equipment

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Reply #13 - May 26th, 2005 at 5:39pm
 
Welcome John!  Always glad to have new folks come on board.  One word of warning...  woodturning is highly addictive.  It may seem like a fun, relaxing way to kill time but it VERY addicting.  And once you start turning bowls out of green wood, you will never look at a tree the same way.  Good luck and welcome aboard!
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Reply #14 - May 26th, 2005 at 5:44pm
 
Chris, I do thank you for your personal etymology of that verb Jonesing.  But it seems to me that, along with the concept of "wanting," there might  be the nuance of "moving up" as in "moving up" (to the eastside), or "moving up"( to a PM or a Oneway).  I think that it is terribly important that we kick this horse until it keels over, and I respectfully submit that the author of the participle, Ned, as well as as subject of same, Gil, should lead the discussion.  The rights to the word, of course, should belong in part to the WR Forum; maybe 50% or so.
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