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Postby babylon355 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:20 pm

Evening all!
Just joined up after getting back into wood during my midlife crisis (could've been a lot worse I suppose!)
Did 10 years as a wood machinist then took a complete change of career but bought myself a lathe recently and had a go at knocking out a few bits and pieces.
I'm based in Cwmbran, S Wales, anyone local??
Cheers,
Mike
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Postby jaco » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:46 am

Hello Mike!

Welcome to the forum. :D

Some very nice work 8-) 8-)
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Postby babylon355 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:44 pm

Thanks Jaco,
what a coincidence, I was born in SA, in Durban.
Just managed to get myself a pile of ash, oak and hawthorn logs from a landscaping co near me who have just cut them down. I know the guy and have secured an endless supply of green wood by the looks.
Now what shall I make first? Hmmmm

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Postby Big_JD » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:51 pm

babylon355 wrote:Evening all!
Just joined up after getting back into wood during my midlife crisis (could've been a lot worse I suppose!)
Did 10 years as a wood machinist then took a complete change of career but bought myself a lathe recently and had a go at knocking out a few bits and pieces.
I'm based in Cwmbran, S Wales, anyone local??
Cheers,
Mike


Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. Yeah, I'm pretty local, I'm over in Usk, just a stone's throw really.

John.
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Oh, I'll just keep these off-cuts.......I'll put them with the rest :-(

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Postby jaco » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:25 am

babylon355 wrote:, I was born in SA, in Durban.


Mike, suppose you are a Sharks supporter? :cry: :cry:

How long did you live in the Curry-Cockroach town? :lol: :lol:

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Postby babylon355 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:16 pm

Hi John, do you go to the turning club in Croesyceiliog on Thursdays by any chance?
Jaco, no I left when I was two so can't even remember it. Went back to SA a few years ago to visit family.

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Postby Big_JD » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:18 am

Hi Mike, sorry for the late reply. I've not really got into turning, so no, I don't go to Croesy. It's also another reason I don't come in this section much and appear tardy with replies :oops:
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Oh, I'll just keep these off-cuts.......I'll put them with the rest :-(

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Postby sidney » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:14 am

Hi all,
just saying quick hello, just signed up to this super looking forum. Seems really friendly and informative.
I have been involved with woodturning for ages, drifted off it for a while a few years back as i got a little disheartened (a big job where i had to make 50 wooden plates for a pub, all exacly the same, took the fun out of it and broke me in the process!), also a slight obsession with old tools took over for a while.
Now getting back into the woodturning though.
Sidney.
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Postby jfc » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:19 pm

Hi and welcome Sidney . I like your website !!!

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Postby momin24 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:13 pm

hi
how are all person.welcome in this forum.

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Postby TeamWild » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:23 pm

Hi,
I'm new to the forum and wood turning in general. I've just completed an 8 week course run by the "Trent Valley Woodturners" and absolutely loved it.
I hope to pick up some tips, tricks and techniques from the gurus here.
Cheers.

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Postby Lozzuck » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:32 pm

Hello there
I have only been involved in any type of woodworking for a couple of years and must admit to never having used a powered lathe images/icons/smile/redface.gif However i built myself a pole lathe a few months ago and really enjoy it. Its a great tool for demos and the people that are using it ( adults with learning disabilities ). However my legs are beginning to ache and greenwood is difficult to get where we are, so my colleague are looking to invest in a small lathe and to pick peoples brains
Heres hoping
Lozzuck

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Postby Chopsaw » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:23 pm

Hi-y-all.

Furniture maker here.
Scottish based.
Predominately hardwoods.
Style: Hmmmmmmmm My Own :D


Ive got one of the earlier yellow axminster lathes(the wee one) and the extension. For me it does the wee turning I might need for handles and the like. Just got a chuckm though I fear its too heavy duty(RP Supernova2)

I post in here as im interested in using some of my offcuts for turning pens. Ive some offcuts of a freakinsh bubinga I think would look amazing as a pen.

So here I am

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Postby Teza22 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:12 am

Hi guys
Just bought myself a tyme cub to play about with
I dont have a clue other than it spins lol

Terry


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