My day with Jockmike2

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 1561 days ago 3220 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I visited with JockMike2. As always it was a blast. He told me that he had a piece of elm for me to turn. So we began the process to turn a goblet. I learned a few things in turning my 1st goblet. The main thing to do is make sure you have a perfectly round piece before shaping. 2. A forstner bit is sharp as well as hot after drilling. (Duh). All in all it was another fun day at Mike’s school of woodturning. Looking forward to his inspection of my shop next week. Will post pics when I get some batteries for my camera.

See ya

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 1561 days ago

Sounds like a fun time was had by all. How about a picture of the goblet, Rick!

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

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#2 posted 1561 days ago

a good time for sure…mike is a wonderful guy..will look forward to seeing pictures of his visit to your place…ask mike if you guys can do a cutting board..hes on top of that now…lol…....tell em grizz wants to see it….yea tell em a ole mud hen wants to see it…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 1560 days ago

Rick, hope you didn’t hurt yourself too bad on that forstner bit. Sounds like a productive day.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#4 posted 1560 days ago

Indeed where are the pics of the goblet, not every one here is an expert and I mean me

-- When you know better you do better.

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#5 posted 1558 days ago

Can’t beat a day in the shop with a fellow LJ. See you soon.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#6 posted 1543 days ago

Visiting JockMike2 must be a thrill. I’d like to do that one day also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 1543 days ago

It’s great to get together with our LJ friends . Glad you guys had a good time.

-- Custom furniture

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