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Location: Ouachita Mountains - west central Arkansas
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Born and raises in the frozen North (MN) and enjoyed a 43 year career at 3M as a chemist. Married for 55 years, we have six kids, twelve grandkids and three great grandkids (and counting).
We live atop a ridge in the Ouachita Mountains in a home we designed when we retired twelve years ago. The well-equipped shop has space (1000 sq.ft.) and plenty of light and outlets.
I have built furniature and cabinets but am a woodturner at heart and turn on a Stubby 750 - a lathe of great flexibility and quality.
Now (SEpt.2008) I am just finishing up a large (175 unit) cutting board project that I do every four or five years when my scrap boxes are overflowing. This winter I will get back to turning and reducing the stash of logs drying on my back deck.

-- LeRoque ("Facts, my dear Sancho, are the enemy of Truth." Cervantes)

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#1 posted 2145 days ago

I bought the 30” FlatMaster a couple of weeks ago for a project involving 175 cutting boards. It has turned out to be everything they claimed it would be. It is amazing how long the sandpaper lasts and does not clog. Changing grits is straightforward and easy with the hook and loop system. Mine came with excess deflection in the roller – either out of round or a slightly bent shaft – and they have agreed to replace it. I am using a 3/4 HP motor and it shows no tendency to bog down even with eighty grit paper and sanding a full 24” walnut tabletop.
While setting the roller height properly is critical to good operation, it is not difficult though it took a couple of tries to get it just right. Then all I had to do was change grits to increase or decrease the aggressiveness of the cut – no further adjustments were needed.
The unit is well built and feels very solid. I am pleased with it and found the people you deal with to be friendly and care that you enjoy using their creation. It is a fine addition to my already well-equipped shop.

-- LeRoque ("Facts, my dear Sancho, are the enemy of Truth." Cervantes)

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#2 posted 2145 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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#3 posted 2145 days ago

Hello Leroque,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#4 posted 2145 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 2144 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 2144 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#7 posted 2140 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 2067 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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