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Location: 300 gillette road WINSTED CT 06098

I've been TURNING WOOD,building furniture,cabinets,and anything out of wood for the last 40 yrs.I think by now I must have wood dust in my veins.I worked 11 yrs for the HITCHCOCK CHAIR FACTORY in riverton ct . 6 of those yrs were spent in the sample shop building the prototype pcs. I worked 9 yrs for OVATION INSTRUMINTS in new hartford ct.carving guitar necks. I also worked at NININGER & COMPANY in ct. building very high end occasional tables.At this time I'm unemployed but doing wood turnings out of my garage and lovin every minute of it. I have a HAPFO AP5000 COPY LATHE and it really does the job! you can see it on my blog.I just picked up another HAPFO LATHE with a large hand wheel to advance the cutters. I wish I had done this year's ago. I never thought it wood work out but at times I can get very busy. The best part is the boss isn't breathing down my neck,and I don't have to punch a clock! Now I make turnings (chair & table legs and parts) for the Hitchcock Chair company in Riverton ct. For the last 5 years I've been retired from the old grind of punching that demonic time clock. I've been turning wood for many companies and lovin it!

-- Old turners don't die, they just turn to dust!

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 03:36 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-24-2009 03:38 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 04:09 AM

Hello Artie,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both an exciting and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 04:12 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

I really like your buddy icon. Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary D.

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 04:42 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Todd Thomas

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#6 posted 02-24-2009 12:46 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 02-24-2009 01:31 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………..LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 02-24-2009 07:08 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 02-24-2009 11:01 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-25-2009 08:33 AM

Welcome Artie. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 03-02-2009 03:12 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 03-16-2009 05:41 PM

Welcome to LumberJock, I use to live up in Winchester Center, I loved Winsted, Is York Pizza still there they have the best cheesecake in the world

Peace Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#13 posted 03-21-2009 04:28 AM

Joey It’s nice to here from someone who actually lived in winsted. Did you grow up here? My wife and I have lived here for 30 yrs. I grew up in burlington and moved here when we got married. Your name doesn’t sound fermiller to me. And there is ABC PIZZA & KENT PIZZA but no york pizza.

-- Old turners don't die, they just turn to dust!

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 02:55 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#15 posted 03-25-2014 02:01 AM

If anyone is interested, I posted a video ( I think) on my blog. I think it will work. It is a video of my copy lathe in action. I filmed it with one hand, while I ran the lathe with my other hand.

-- Old turners don't die, they just turn to dust!

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