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Happy (Belated) Birthday to me!

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Blog entry by scottb posted 12-15-2007 12:51 AM 888 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, thanks for all the birthday wishes!

And thanks for all the advice http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/scottb/blog/1980, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/543 in helping me pick out this:

And thanks to my wife, who, with the cancellation of this weekends plans, will let me set this up in the Dining Room! No company coming over, no need for a clean house, right?..., just open up the window, and some of the dust will fly right out – and it fits on the bench I made perfectly.

well, 2 out 3….

If I don’t post anything for a while, you know what I’ll be up to.

Now, everybody sing: Happy birthday to me happy birthday to me (500 rpm – turning up to 3900 rpm) hpybrthdy2mhpybrthdy2mhbd2mhbd2me!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 12-15-2007 12:53 AM

Yea-Rah!!!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-15-2007 12:55 AM

WOO HOO .. I can see the projects being turned out left and right now… exciting!

“Happy Birthday to you….”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 12-15-2007 01:01 AM

Hosah!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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scottb

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#4 posted 12-15-2007 01:07 AM

Oh, and thanks for the help from everyone at Woodcraft this morning… I called ahead, and you saved the last one for me! – and laughed when I said I’d be there (1.5 hours away + shoveling) this morning.

Fortunately for my wallet, you’re not closer to home! I can’t believe (nor can my wife) that I walked out of there without any other impulse buys…. just have to wait and see what Santa brings. (and then, return quickly.)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#5 posted 12-15-2007 01:08 AM

Nice score on the lathe! Happy Birthday too!

Now down to the nitty-gritty, is there a script of what to say exactly to the wife to get one of those? Or did you free-wheel it? If so, can you write down what was said in what environment so I can emulate please?

-- Still learning everything

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 12-15-2007 01:33 AM

Nothing says Feliz Cumpleaños like a variable speed mini-lathe!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 12-15-2007 01:35 AM

Happy birthday! and enjoy your new friend! I bought a replacement Jet mini lathe 4 years ago, and my Dad said he would babysit it for me while I rebuilt my shop. He “babysat” the heck out of it, but it came back to me running as smooth as ever, even though the paint was nowhere near new by then.

You made a great choice! (and now I want a variable speed one like yours)

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#8 posted 12-15-2007 01:43 AM

Wow! She agreed to the Dinning Room! She doesn’t know how much of a mess they make does she. :-)

Can’t wait to see what you “turn” out. Have fun, be careful. Maybe I’ll add one to my christmas list.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#9 posted 12-15-2007 01:50 AM

well happy birthday scot ! ill be watching tomorrow for your first turning on it ..

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#10 posted 12-15-2007 02:46 AM

Don’t know what advice to give Rpmurphy… I’ve been going on about wanting one of these for years. I guess after a certain point she knows it’s not a passing fancy. IF she waited too long, I might have latched onto another more expensive hobby. (plus I think she want’s me out of her hair when I’m watching TV, waiting for her to get off the computer so I can see what’s going on here. or more accurately, distracting her from her own writing gigs.

In all seriousness – not that there isn’t an amount of truth there – I’m learning that while it may make economical sense to get into a hobby as cheaply as possible, to see if you like it before you waste big bucks, there is something to be said for a more pleasurable (or less frustrating) experience of giving it a go on things that work properly, before you get turned off by bad tools. (which does make sense to the Mrs, until numbers come up.) hence my love/hate apprenticeship with the shopsmith, which at least doubles as several other tools, if the lathe-ing didn’t work out.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 12-15-2007 05:31 AM

Happy Birthday, and congratulation on the purchase.

MsDebbieP said “WOO HOO .. I can see the projects being turned out left and right now… exciting!”

I think she meant to say see the projects being turned out forward and backward. Or do you have a left chuck on that lathe.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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scottb

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#12 posted 12-15-2007 06:06 AM

No, I have the standard one… though as a lefty my daughter may grow up to want one that runs in reverse – would that be counter lathe-wise?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#13 posted 12-15-2007 07:06 AM

Happy turning!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#14 posted 12-15-2007 07:17 AM

Happy B-day Scott B.

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#15 posted 12-15-2007 07:29 AM

Happy b day also….nice score…....I am hoping Santa brings me one for Christmas….

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040

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