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Location: Novato, CA

I'm an amateur woodturner who designed a hand-held tool for making nested bowls. It was designed for the amateur woodturner and is simple to use, reasonably priced and requires no learning curve. If you're interested in coring bowls, check I've made more than 45 sets of nested bowls with this unit and have had good reports from all users. I'm willing to send one to any skeptical woodturner who is brave enough to give something this new a try.

-- Dick, Novato

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#1 posted 2157 days ago

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

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 2157 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#3 posted 2157 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Steuss. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

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

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#4 posted 2156 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 2156 days ago

Hello Streuss,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and enjoyable aspect of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 2156 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 2156 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#8 posted 2155 days ago

Hi—I’m a fellow woodturner (“wood-butcher”) who started by making collection plates for my church group. I advanced to segmented bowls and then platters and now into nested bowls I make with a new hand-held tool I designed for this purpose. My techniques are slowly developing, but some of the spaced segmented turnings intrigue me. Sometimes I think that they go so far in the way of art that they are really not very practical for any use other than to look at. But they are beautiful. Woodturning is a very challenging hobby and rewarding one to perform if one doesn’t try to make a living at it! I love making chips fly from wood that is really ugly until you find the beautiful hidden beauty of a twisted burl. I’ve made much furniture for my home in my shop, but nothing compares to the sensuous look of a carefully designed hand-turned bowl. I thank God for wood and our opportunity to add beauty of this area of His creation.

-- Dick, Novato

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#9 posted 2090 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. ☺

-- 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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#10 posted 1798 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#11 posted 1797 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

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#12 posted 1096 days ago

those beautiful bowls don’t look amature to me… very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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