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Blog entry by MrDon posted 02-11-2014 01:09 PM 1191 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, all…I am new to this, but here goes. I have been turning about 14 years. Just built a 16’x20’ shop. Equipment is: 16”Jet bandsaw, Jet mini lathe, new 1221 Jet lathe, Jet dust collection system, Porter Cable belt/disc sander, drill press, and a bunch of minor stuff. My claim to fame are my wine glasses…I have sold them world-wide, and I even have a set in the White House! I also make Cremation urns for pets and people, Sea urchin Christmas ornaments, and many other items. As I am retired, I can devote more time to my hobby….and I do a bit of volunteer tutoring in the woodturning dept. of a local high school.

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 02:10 PM

i left my welcome and comment on your personal page, looking forward to seeing your work and your shop, we believe in lots of pictures, so i hope you do well at downloading its a wonderful web site, folks are very friendly and welcoming, we love woodwork, so get things set up and get some pictures to us….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 02:11 PM

Well, WELCOME to Lumberjocks! I look forward to seeing pictures of your work (& the new shop). I’m not a woodturner (not that I don’t want to be… just no lathe yet) but I’m sure we can learn from each other.

-- Craig Bullard

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 07:14 PM

Welcome, MrDon. Looking forward to seeing some of your turnings.
I do a little turning myself but nothing White House worthy, yet.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 07:27 PM

Welcome to the worlds best collection of woodworkers. I know you will enjoy your time here.
Looking forward to seeing some of your work.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 07:29 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome!! As soon as I can figure out how to send pictures I will share tons of them!!

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 03:02 AM

Welcome aboard. Plenty of turners and a lot of great friendly woodworkers around here. Look forward to seeing your work.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 03:49 AM


Although I don’t do turning yet, I would love to see your work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 04:05 AM

Welcome MrDon. Good to have you. Looking forward to seeing your work.

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#10 posted 02-12-2014 12:26 PM

Welcome. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust. Look forward to your projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 02-12-2014 01:33 PM

Hello MrDon, As a fellow newbie to LJ, Welcome. The site is actually pretty easy to navigate. Here is some very helpful information a1Jim provided me when I joined a few days ago. Happy posting.

“Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.”

-- Vieth Custom Furniture,

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#12 posted 02-12-2014 04:15 PM

Please post some of your work. I am not very good at turning but enough it. Experienced turners like you are a great source of learning. Welcome.

-- Julian

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#13 posted 02-12-2014 04:52 PM

I will work at posting some photos of my work this weekend…good stuff…pictures; ungood stuff (designer firewood) no pictures. As for the White House wine glasses…sold a set to a Senator, and he remarked they were to be a Christmas gift for the elder Bushes….makes for a VERY good day!!!

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