Things I have learned

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(1) I have learned that I get really mad when this happens.

(2) Purpleheart and Bloodwood are expensive firewood.

(3) There is no gain in BTUs to offset said expense.

-- Here I post the good, for the rest has become firewood.

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#1 posted 01-19-2009 12:37 AM

Make a shorter vase?

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 12:38 AM

coffee cup.

-- Here I post the good, for the rest has become firewood.

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 12:46 AM

Salt Cellar.

Hope you weren’t hurt!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 01:08 AM

pride hurt
body ok

-- Here I post the good, for the rest has become firewood.

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 01:28 AM

happens.. time to move on and be glad the pieces didn’t hurt ya. the next one will be beautiful.

-- making sawdust....

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 01:41 AM

that’s why I have a wood stove

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-19-2009 01:47 AM

A big rook for a chess set.

-- 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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#8 posted 01-19-2009 02:51 AM

Do not burn it. Think of ways to trim it so it looks purposely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 01-19-2009 03:05 AM

Expense? Who could you have paid to learn this lesson? Where would you have gone to find such an expert?
You’ve become the expert for a very small price…no expense involved. It’s experience more valuable than money…and dozens upon dozens of Lumberjocks would each give even more than you have invested to know exactly what you know now.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#10 posted 01-19-2009 03:41 AM

Great Job Things Happen Good Luck the Next Time

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 01-19-2009 05:22 AM

It looks like something I’m capable of on the lathe. Glad you weren’t hurt.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 01-19-2009 06:08 AM

Laughing at the whole thread and post…. I needed a good one… thanks guys.


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#13 posted 01-19-2009 09:35 AM

Done that more than once. One time a bowl blank came off the lathe and went through a $150 window. I changed the orientation of my lathe after that.
I agree with woodworm, there is still some salvage to be made of what is left. My designs have been known to change midway because of accidents like this or flaws that show up in the wood as I work. I guess that is part of the reason I like turning over cabinet making. You are never certain of the outcome (-:

-- Les B, Oregon

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#14 posted 01-19-2009 03:00 PM

A master craftsman is just somebody blessed with making enough mistakes to be alert to avoiding them.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 01-19-2009 03:50 PM

Maybe not a coffee cup – a wooden teacup maybe? Keep turning – toe thimble…. spoon rest….. For this being what, the 5th thing you’ve turned? I think you’re due to spend a little time making mistakes.

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