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Forum topic by Mark Wilson posted 12-29-2017 09:37 AM 843 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Wilson

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12-29-2017 09:37 AM

When I was 11, 12 years old, I didn’t even know what a lathe, or resin, or a bandsaw, pr a belt sander were. This video is well worth viewing in its entirety.

Now, I go to look at some nore of this kid’s ingenuity.


Just one more:

A kid named Felix did this, when he was about thirteen.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 02:08 PM

The kid has some serious skills, Mark.

I just was playing around with some acrylic casting/turning. Mine was just a small bowl cast from Alumilite. It was fun to do except for the cleanup afterwards- it looked like it had snowed in the shop!

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

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#2 posted 12-29-2017 02:13 PM

wow-the kid is awesome !

thanks Mark for sharing…... wait until he sets up a vacuum chamber for the resin projects.

when I was 13, I took wood shop in high school. just plain wood – no fancy additives like resin, etc.
today’s kids are spoiled (but some in a good way).

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#3 posted 12-29-2017 05:16 PM

Thanks for sharing this Mark. Hid dad has been mentoring him for quite awhile I suspect. Good for dad and good for him for his willingness to learn.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 12-29-2017 08:43 PM

Not sure what that lads best talents are Mark. either actor, movie director or craftsman.
But whatever he takes up he will be good at it.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 03:56 AM

yeah that’s pretty cool,a lot of pen turners are doing the same combo of resin and burl wood,creates a very nice look.he’s one talented kid for sure.thanks for sharing buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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