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Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
I am a writer also and have found out that writing about yourself is not an easy thing to do.
I have always been an artist of one form or another in different mediums. I still do a lot of drawing and photography but working with wood is my true love. Unfortunately I do have a regular job that takes me out of the shop for 8 hours a day dammit.
I had never been on a lathe so I took a class at Woodcraft. I fell in love! I came out of the classroom and bought a Mini lathe, full set of gouges, scrappers, roughers, all of it.
A year with the small lathe and knew I would not be happy till I had a bigger one so now I have a monster lathe and a new precision table saw and new plainer and. . .and . . and. . .
My girlfriends all talk about the jewelry or clothes they got for Christmas when they ask me and I start rattling off the specs for my new table saw I get some funny looks. I have more money tied up in nice lumber and turning blanks than I do in my entire wardrobe, jewelry included..lol Who needs diamonds and gold unless they come in inlay form!
-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.
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