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Hello from Buffalo, NY
Feb 17th, 2010 at 9:10pm
 
Hi Everybody! 

I have been lurking around for a while now, so I figured it was time to come out of the woodwork and introduce myself. 

I have been turning off and on for about 15 years, since getting hooked in college (architecture).  I decided about a year or so ago to get a little more serious and joined two local clubs.  I recently sold my Jet mini and upgraded to the new Delta midi, and so far I really like it.  I have the standard assortment of tools, but recently got my first Easy Rougher (love it) and hope to be aquireing one of Doug Thompson's gouges in the near future. 

For quite a while I was turning mostly spindle work, including pens, with the occasional faceplate piece.  Since the spring I have been trying bowls from green lumber.  I must say, while I'm impatient waiting for the bowls to dry, it far outweighs the pleasure of turning green wood.  One of the guys in my club has been threatening  Roll Eyes to get me into hollow forms next.  He was the one who bought my jet mini (for finials) and is going to be making me some hollowing tools as payment. 

I recently posted some of my work in the gallery for everyone's viewing pleasure, and as another introduction.

I hope to be participating more and maybe even contributing something.  Also, I am really enjoying the back & forth banter of the forum.  Really amusing.    Grin

If you made it this far, thanks for listening, or reading in this case.

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Re: Hello from Buffalo, NY
Reply #1 - Feb 17th, 2010 at 9:17pm
 
Welcome to this not so little corner of the vortex, there is no escape.  We have a few members from your area, so you might recognize some names.

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Reply #2 - Feb 17th, 2010 at 11:50pm
 
Welcome.  Once you start doing hollow forms you'll never turn back.
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Reply #3 - Feb 18th, 2010 at 3:30pm
 
Welcome to the forum. New hollowing tools are always good!
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Reply #4 - Feb 20th, 2010 at 9:10pm
 
Welcome Brian.  glad you came out of the wood Wink
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Reply #5 - Feb 20th, 2010 at 9:18pm
 
Welcome Brian, glad to have ya!
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Reply #6 - Feb 21st, 2010 at 7:37am
 
Welcome Brian your only 1 State away from me.
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Reply #7 - Feb 21st, 2010 at 8:57pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Feb 21st, 2010 at 7:37am:
Welcome Brian your only 1 State away from me.


That might not be such a good thing.... ya might want to think about running Brian!!!
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Reply #8 - Feb 21st, 2010 at 10:02pm
 
He's safe.

#1, Chuckie can't count.  There is Conneticut in between RI & NY.
#2, New York is a long state, and he lives at the other end. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Cool Cool

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Reply #9 - Feb 21st, 2010 at 10:19pm
 
Thanks for the warm welcome, and the warning  Grin guys. 

JimQuarles wrote on Feb 21st, 2010 at 10:02pm:
He's safe.

#1, Chuckie can't count.  There is Conneticut in between RI & NY.
#2, New York is a long state, and he lives at the other end. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Cool Cool

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And if need be I can always escape into Canada!
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Reply #10 - Feb 22nd, 2010 at 5:46am
 
Jim,
There is only 1 state between him & I.  smiley=slap.gif
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Reply #11 - Feb 22nd, 2010 at 11:46am
 
So you are 2 states away.  Tongue Tongue

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Reply #12 - Feb 23rd, 2010 at 9:06pm
 
How about we say their is a state between RI and NY, so..... ya got to drive through one to get to the other which counts for two ya twit!!! Ya can either drive through MA to NY or ya can drive through CT to NY, either way its still TWO!!!

Ya... ya... ya...!!!
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Reply #13 - Feb 24th, 2010 at 6:08am
 
Maybe Chuck is 3 states away because if Chuck is on the East coast of RI then he has to cross the whole state first and if Brian is on the west border of NY then that's another whole state plus the one between so...3 states.
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Reply #14 - Feb 24th, 2010 at 11:01am
 
Welcome Brian, I am sure that you will love this forum. A lot of good guys here.

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Reply #15 - Feb 24th, 2010 at 5:24pm
 
Bre,
I can drive through the whole width of the state in about 45 minutes.  Grin so it's more like a 1/3 of a state
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Reply #16 - Feb 24th, 2010 at 9:26pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Feb 24th, 2010 at 5:24pm:
Bre,
I can drive through the whole width of the state in about 45 minutes.  Grin so it's more like a 1/3 of a state

So you're saying you're a slow driver, huh?  Cheesy
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Reply #17 - Feb 25th, 2010 at 5:04am
 
Brian,
to dang many undercover state police cars. also $10 for every mile over the speed limit helps keep the speed down.
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Reply #18 - Feb 25th, 2010 at 9:06pm
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Feb 25th, 2010 at 5:04am:
$10 for every mile over the speed limit helps keep the speed down.


That's cheap, a friend of ours that works with mama was doing 65 in a 55 and got a $450 ticket on her way to work last week, it'd be only a 100 bucks up their where you are if its only 10 bucks per mile... hehehe

Wait till I see her, I'm gonna tell her this and she'll tell me to... never mind, this is a family sight, I'll shut up now... hehehe
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Reply #19 - Feb 26th, 2010 at 5:00am
 
Wizz,
You forget all the extras. Court costs, admin costs, taxes etc...
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Reply #20 - Feb 26th, 2010 at 6:00am
 
The best speeding detection story I know is about my aunt who was caught THREE times in the space of ONE MILE in Edmonton, Alberta.  Apparently the police noticed that people were so angry about being caught for speeding they tended to roar off and forget to keep their speed down so they set up multiple traps.
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Reply #21 - Feb 26th, 2010 at 4:54pm
 
My dad was stopped for going 2mph  over the 25mph speed limit, it cost him about $100
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Reply #22 - Feb 27th, 2010 at 10:43am
 
Last summer I was stopped doing 147.5km/h in a 100 zone...

(I know I know...)

The officer said "You realize that at 150 your car gets seized?"

I said, "That's why I was going 147 and a half..."

At least I gave him a chuckle while he wrote out the ticket.  Embarrassed
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