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  1. Didn't come in the "mail", but one of my father's co workers took down a walnut tree about a week ago and let me pick through stuff to turn into turning blanks . Even gave me a low price of free ninety-nine if I went and picked it up Just gotta fire up the chainsaw and get them all processed up.
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  2. It didn't come in the mail, it was a father's day gift. This is by far the best push broom I have ever had for the shop. It has a high and low setting and variable speed trigger. Its a really, really nice machine.
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  3. I just returned from the American Association of Woodturners' annual symposium. What a great event! Kudos! to AAW for an accomplishment as successful as it was herculean. Part of the show is a huge Instant Gallery where folks can display work they've done. I brought Offering, Dreamery and Sedona to display. As always there were a great number of truly fanastic creations in the instant gallery, so imagine my disbelief and delight when walking by my spot I noticed this ribbon announcing that I had won an Excellence Award for my piece, "Sedona". What an honor, I'm still stunned. Also, I have had another piece (My Scars Are Me) juried into the AAW's annual Members exhibition. This is the second time this has happened! The exhibition will be in St. Paul like last year, and runs from Sept through Dec. They do a preview of the exhibition at the Symposium, so I took the opportunity to snap a pic.
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  4. Congrats Mark! Well deserved indeed!
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  5. And we'll be able to say we knew him when... Great job and congratulations on an the accomplishments!!
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  7. I don't understand your surprise. Those are some beautiful, and extremely challenging, pieces of artisanship. The ribbon is well-earned.
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  8. Nice technique, Tom. You hire a camera crew?
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  9. Quick project for my wife. She has some spools of thread that are too large to fit on her sewing machine. This allows her to put the spool next to the machine, the thread goes up and over the “finger” an then over into the machine. No plans, just eyeballed and built it as I went so I’m sure it could be done better. Cherry because… cherry. Still needs some edge treatment, sanding, and finish. Felt good to do something in the shop other than organize and clean, which it seems like is all I’ve done lately. The shop is coming along though.
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  10. Personally, I draw everything in a full-scale drawing with absolute details of all aspects of construction. This process involves precision drafting and measuring. I make a cut list of every part, its rough size during milling, and final size. I NEVER use a rule or tape once the building begins. I do not have errors during construction, because all errors have been resolved on the drafting table with the use of an eraser. I will simply place a piece of stock against my drawing and mark off of that drawing all placements of joinery. If my design was correct in the drafting room, the construction will be correct in the machine room. Just one person's method (?). (NOTE: This is the front & end view, there is another plan view drawing as well)
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