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I am 52 years old. I have been in wood work for at least 47 of these drilling ice auger handles when I was 5 standing on an apple crate. I started on a lathe as a production turner when I was 7 In my fathers shop. I got into metalwork to support my father in the wood shop with repairs, specialty fixtures, jigs and some production equipment. He had a shop till he was 86 and had a stroke and liquidated practically giving the equipment away. He had always avoided making the wood work a family business. I was able to retain only one of his original production machines. The “big lathe” went to a fellow who wanted to turn porch columns and he set it out in a corn field for a few years and then went through divorce so it ended up scrap iron. This lathe would take 9 feet between centers(we would outboard the tail stock and do longer lengths up to 16 feet by flipping them end for end). We turned things from peanut sized to 2 foot diameter and 24 feet long.

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 02:37 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 11:53 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 04:04 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 07:18 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Always fun to see fellow Minnesotan’s, and I too live in Coon Rapids…

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#5 posted 09-23-2012 09:25 PM

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

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 10:21 PM

Roger

You are a great buy with a big heart and alot of knowlege. Good to have you as a friend. :)

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