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Beginners turning class

On Saturday May 6th I taught my first class at Rockler in South Portland, Maine.  We did a beginners class and went over several aspects of turning which included how to clean and set-up the lathe to make their turning more enjoyable each day. How to sharpen their turning tools using the One-way Wolverine system. …

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Day 19 Like a big pizza pie

That’s Amore How many of you can remember Dino Crocetti’s song, That’s Amore? No? How many of you are saying who’s Dino Crocetti, that song was by Dean Martin? You would be right, Dino Crocetti changed his name to Dean Martin and became a star. How about the line from the song, “When the moon …

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My 5K and day 15 of my summer

  My 5K yesterday So yesterday I did my first 5K road race in over 30 years. Yup, it would be an understatement to say it’s been a few years since I last did a race. Let me also be right up front and say that I didn’t run the race, I walked. You might …

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Old sayings and days 10,11 and 12 of my summer of turning

  In my last couple of posts, I mentioned that I have been sick. Sick enough that for days 10 and 11 of my summer of turning there wasn’t any turning. So I didn’t post either. So it’s day 12 and I’m starting to feel better. Now to catch up on orders that I’ve fallen …

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Banana humor has arrived for day 4

Banana puns on us Well it’s Friday and soon the weekend will be upon us and maybe for some it’s already arrived. I took the picture above and started thinking of puns with or about bananas. That can mean only one thing. I’m way too tired or as we say here in Maine, wicked tired. …

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The story of Dave and my summer of turning, day 3

  I realize by just posting pictures and descriptions of something that I’ve made probably isn’t as exciting for you as it is for me. So I’m going to try to add little stories to keep you coming back. The story of Dave My earliest recollection of wanting to work with wood is from the …

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