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Antonio Hurdt
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Feb 16th, 2010 at 7:54am
 
Originally from Cali, currently in Okinawa. Only been turning for about 4-5 months so far and really enjoying it. Really starting to get into the pens at the moment and will see were it goes from there.
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Reply #1 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 10:54am
 
Spent a few years at Naha myself, but spent more time skin diving than wood turning - after all, Okinawa has lots more ocean than wood.

Welcome.
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Reply #2 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 12:04pm
 
Welcome to this not so little corner of the vortex, there is no escape.

Okinawa is turning into a turning center.  Joshua Essary is also there.  You 2 need to look each other up.  Might be the start of a new AAW chapter.

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Reply #3 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 4:24pm
 
Thanks for the welcome guys.

Skin Diving? Do you mean Scuba Diving Frank? If so me and the wife really wanna, but kinda hard with a 2 yr old  smiley=lolk.gif

BTW Jim already ran into Joshua, he's the one who recommended this site. He's actually been helping me out on learning more on the lathe.
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Reply #4 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 6:19pm
 
At least I have been trying to help out with my limited knowledge. But I think we can normally bounce the problems here and between us and come up with a solution. Or at least a way to MAKE it work. It may not be right and it may not be pretty but it will work. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #5 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 6:57pm
 
Welcome Antonio,

As Josh has probably told you, the experienced Woodturners on this site will help you day and night. Great bunch and great site. Cool
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Reply #6 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 7:02pm
 
welcome to the family Antonio.  great bunch of knotheads here.  and the only stupid questions is the one you did not ask. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #7 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 8:23pm
 
Antonio Hurdt wrote on Feb 16th, 2010 at 4:24pm:
Skin Diving? Do you mean Scuba Diving Frank? If so me and the wife really wanna, but kinda hard with a 2 yr old  smiley=lolk.gif


Back on the ooooooooooooooold days - just after the Aqualung was invented - we called it skin diving (as opposed to suit diving).  The SCUBA acronymn didn't come around until later.  But it doesn't matter what you call it, it's a lot of fun and Okinawa is a premiere spot, especially on the south end of the island - lots of caves full of lobsters there (the South China Sea ones without claws - but they still taste as good).

So, get someone to mind the 2 yr. old and go diving - you'll hate yourself later if you miss the opportunity.
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Reply #8 - Feb 17th, 2010 at 12:40am
 
Yes you will!!! I try to go when the water is warmer and the surronding Islands have some great spots saw a 3' sea turtle and a blue spotted ray last year my other half got chased by a sea snake and almost lost control of her bowels when I showed it to her and it was about a foot and a half behind her. (it had been following her for about 15 mins) and up by the aquarium there is a spot where you can dive with 2 40' whale sharks. Get your dive cert done and we can leave your daughter at home with Mama and we'll go! Cheesy
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Reply #9 - Feb 17th, 2010 at 5:06am
 
Josh,
Isn't this the case of the blind leading the uninformed.

P.S. your the blind. Grin
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Reply #10 - Feb 17th, 2010 at 5:24am
 
Blind, uninformed it don't as long as you have a great time doin it.  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #11 - Feb 17th, 2010 at 7:12pm
 
Josh,
you got me there.  Grin
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