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John Baum
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Hello from Corn Country Illinois
Jun 13th, 2016 at 12:16pm
 
Freshly retired and a new newbee at turning. (First lesson, put masking tape on shirt to seal pockets & keep wife happy.)  I bought a Rikon 70-100 and hope to become decent at making pens (but how many Christmas's will the extended family put up with get pens?) and other small projects. 

I'm located half way between Peoria and the Quad Cities in NW IL. where the sound of corn growing is deafening this time of year. Looking forward to reading all the tricks and tips to be mined here.
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Reply #1 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 12:27pm
 
Welcome John
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Reply #2 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 5:04pm
 
Welcome John. Make yourself at home.

Don't worry everyone I have given a pen to loses it before a year is up.   Grin

You will soon discover lots of other things you can do.  Feel free to ask question lots of friendly helpful people here.
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Reply #3 - Jun 13th, 2016 at 5:06pm
 
Welcome John I hope you will enjoy the forum as I do
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Reply #4 - Jun 14th, 2016 at 6:44am
 
Welcome John,

You're in a beautiful area of the country! I just got back from visiting family in Mackinaw, IL.
This site is a treasure trove of information and experience, and everyone is happy to share! We've all been where you are now, and it only gets better. Thumbs Up

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Reply #5 - Jun 14th, 2016 at 11:57am
 
Welcome, John. +1 on loosing pens. They will look forward to getting a replacement.

Glenn j.
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Reply #6 - Jun 15th, 2016 at 2:12pm
 
Welcome from SE Texas!
Wow---people hang on to pens more than a month or two???
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Reply #7 - Jun 15th, 2016 at 5:03pm
 
Welcome from southeastern Wisconsin.  Many years ago I traveled for a farm equipment company and spent some time in your part of the world.
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