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Location: Auckland New Zealand
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Started wood turning about 20+ yrs ago (real on / off) I retired about 10+ years ago and now have time to "play" about in my Shed.

I run a Nova 3000 which I had a variable speed fitted to about 6 - 7 years ago. (Upgraded to a DVR Jan 2011, the Nova went on to another Guild member)

I have been a member of the South auckland Woodturners Guild for some years but unfortunately our Wednesday night club night clashes with another commitment so I dont get along too often.We have an interesting web site well worth having a look at (www.sawg.org.nz)

Sandra & I will be celebrating our 54th wedding aniv' next Jan', have two Daughters who still live in Auckland and like nothing better than taking Mum & the old man out for the night and sharing a few of our delicious NZ wines

Been a member on this site for a number of years now and can't believe the shared information available. Cheers from Peteg ; New Zealand seriese165@xtra.co.nz

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 06:04 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 09-03-2010 03:28 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#3 posted 09-03-2010 07:44 PM

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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Splinterman

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#4 posted 09-04-2010 03:10 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 09-05-2010 05:51 PM

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

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 09-20-2010 03:44 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 09-20-2010 06:06 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself almost a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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peteg

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#8 posted 09-21-2010 05:44 AM

A Kiwi apology for not acknowledging your welcome messages, joined up a couple of weeks ago and only now had a chance to have a look at whats been happening. This is an amazing site but I can already understand various comments on “addiction”.
Look fwd to learning a lot from you Guys and maybe post some projects of my own as time goes by.
I retired recently and am now re-introducing myself to my lathe & w/shop (den). I am a keen woodturner and interested in colouring and texturing finishes

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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DAWG

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#9 posted 09-21-2010 12:17 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Roz

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 05:54 AM

Please accept a late Welcome from me.
Terry Roswell

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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peteg

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#11 posted 11-05-2010 09:03 AM

Roz, accepted with pleasure, added you to my Buddies, want to keep an eye on you & Mum,
God bless.
By the way, you’re a hell of a guy with a hammer n saw in the w/shop going by your profile. good luck man

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Roz

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#12 posted 11-06-2010 06:58 PM

Thanks Mate, that’s very kind.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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shipwright

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#13 posted 12-06-2010 04:02 AM

I really like this vase, Peter. Very nice proportion and “feel”. I also love your city, and your island. I’m from Vancouver Island which we think of as the mirror NZ north of the Eq.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#14 posted 02-10-2011 05:15 AM

Good looking hat. Turning and carving go well together. Like to see more.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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Maclegno

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#15 posted 03-21-2011 03:52 AM

Ive just had a look at your projects. Frankly I often find turners work a wee bit predictable and bland but yours is anything but; skillfull and elegant
Gerard
PS have you seen Sam Shakouri’s work here on LJ? You’re almost neighbours. LOL

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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