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I cant believe it!!
Aug 25th, 2005 at 6:15pm
 
Today I was turning some spalted pecan I had got from a friend today. I figgered I give the log turnin a go, and my 14 yr old boy came out and saw the piece and said "Wow...thats pimpin....I wanna try it.!!
   I immediatly stop what I was doin and grabbed the 4' limb I had (about 6" diameter) and choped a chunk off. I told Jeff the first thing is to strip all the bark. He took the chisel and started strippin!!.
   I mounted it up and he turned it down to a 4 " cylinder using the gouge and then the skew in no time (The boy scares me) He then tells me he wants to make a small lidded box!!!(not in so little words tho!!)
   We where cut short by the wife callin us both in at 9:15  Shocked
   This is gonna be fun
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Reply #1 - Aug 25th, 2005 at 6:51pm
 
You strip all of your bark off before mounting on the lathe?  I suppose you should if you don't wear a face shield or if it's particularly large loose pieces that can fly off.
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Reply #2 - Aug 25th, 2005 at 9:34pm
 
flying stuff is half the fun! Shocked
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Reply #3 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 1:43am
 
It was kinda rotten bark and very nasty. It came right off with a chisel, so I figgered that was better than wearing all that nastyness. Twas full of bugs too.
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Reply #4 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 2:21am
 
small pieces like that I throw in the microwave and nuke it to kill the bugs.   One thing is it sure makes the little wife mad if caught.  Now I have my own microwave in the shop thanks to the new one my wife made me buy last year.
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Reply #5 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 6:40am
 
Kids will surprise you Jeff, just when you think they could care less.  I hope he keeps it up.
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Reply #6 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 9:41am
 
One can go to one's local thrift store and by a used, shop, microwave for $10.00 or less. Is $10.00 worth peace in the family? I thought it was. Grin
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Reply #7 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 9:41am
 
It's pretty cool to see/hear about all of the younger turners you guys and gals are bringing up.  Maybe there's a future WR manager in one of them...  Wink
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Reply #8 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 4:59pm
 
wait till you see this piece he turned!!!!!  its ready for finish now.We worked on it about 3 hours tonight and finished it. The only thing I did was help scrape the in inside.......he did all the rest..........from design to sanding.  Ill post pics shortly
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Reply #9 - Aug 28th, 2005 at 3:49am
 
I am happy for you. I love when my daughter turns with me and hope my son will as well. Great fun for the family.
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