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Forum topic by Cathy Krumrei posted 03-25-2010 03:36 PM 2200 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cathy Krumrei

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03-25-2010 03:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe wood turning duplicator

I’ve tried all winter to use my lathe. But my hands, after the surgery just can’t take it….I’ve decided to sell my lathe along with all the goodies I had bought to play with. It’s been a wonderful machine. You can see it here.
It was great while it lasted!

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 04:27 PM

if you are willing to break up the whole thing i would be interested in the sorby tools. drop me a pm if you decide to go that route please. sorry to hear that turning isn’t working out for you.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 06:49 PM

Sorry to hear about your ailment.

I hope this doesn’t interfere with your carving.

That looks like a very heavy duty lathe.

You shouldn’t have any problem selling it.

I think you set a fair price for it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 07:13 PM

OH NO ! Kathy say it ain’t so. I’m so sorry Kathy. I know that you are going to miss it. You are giving it away too. For whatever reason you had to quit I hope it isn’t a serious ailment like Dick said. I know my arthritis gives me fits sometimes. It’s hard to work out the kinks at 60, I don’t know how Dick and Karson keep it up. Just hard workers all their lives I guess. God Bless, Hope you’re OK!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 07:19 PM

What kind of surgery did you have? Two years in a row, I’ve had a trapeziectomy in each hand and while I thought I was finished, they did eventually heal and are fabulous now. Good luck, don’t get discouraged.


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#5 posted 03-25-2010 07:28 PM

PM sent.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 03-25-2010 08:18 PM

I can understand if it´s nessery but if the surgery is under 1-1½ years old there
is still hope can´t you wait that long before the desission of selling
I remmember I was about 3½ years to recover average from a big carcrash back
in 1981 and I got 37 stitches ind my right hand just to metion one thing


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Cathy Krumrei

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#7 posted 03-25-2010 08:46 PM

Thanks all for the kind words and concern of my hands. I was lucky to even get my hands to do anything after months of therapy. I work outside the I can’t take the chance of hurting my hands where I can’t work the outside job. So the lathe should go to someone who would have fun instead of sitting here and me not being able to enjoy it. As for carving..everything has come to a halt after the carpel tunnel surgery. Well, not to ponder on something I can’t change. Just need a good home for the lathe. LOL I hope to continue adding to my projects!

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#8 posted 03-25-2010 08:48 PM

Wow, so sorry to hear. I would be out of my mind if I was unable to turn. It counts so much for my relaxation.

As stated above, that is a more then fair price and I don’t see any reason where you would reduce any lower…(I would have started a bit higher – say 1500 to 2000 to give a bit of wiggle room). I too would recommend you be totally sure of your decision – I know that there are braces available that would enable you to use your arm strength instead of hands for some of your tool work – I have a friend that lost his right hand in the service that has made adaptations in this regards. Of course that all is your personal decision…I am just mentioning it as an option. Good luck on whatever you do…..My best wishes for a more rapid and much more pronounced recovery.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 03-25-2010 08:53 PM

Well Cathy it sure looks like a good lathe. Someone will be very excited to get it. Good luck with your sale.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#10 posted 03-26-2010 07:36 AM

Cathy I don’t know you personally but I sure understand what you are going through. I really hope you find a satisfying outlet for your talent (that doesn’t in-danger your hands). Best of luck to you and yours.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 03-30-2010 07:02 PM

I have to confess, I’m the person she sold her lathe to.

Although I already have a lathe, I’ve always wanted a larger one, so I spent a couple of

nights dreaming about buying it. My eagerness won out.

Barb said, ”this will be your anniversary gift from me”, which is tomorrow.

My Grandson-in-Law was kind enough to drive me there to pickup the lathe.

He’s a superb Guy, because when I asked him if he could help me.

He said yes! even before he knew what I wanted him for.

My son Steve also helped, & we got a chance to spend some quality time together.

Cathy lives about 35 miles from us in the country, on an isolated road about mile off the main highway.

This is the first time I was able to meet Cathy, & her husband.

They both share a very nice workshop on the end of their house, actually I think the

workshop is a little larger than the living quarters.

That’s the way to live, they seemed like a very happy couple.

Cathy gave us a tour of the shop, & also showing us some of her work.

I felt a little sad about leaving, & taking her lathe,

But we’ll try taking good care of it, plus have some fun turning.

She threw in a couple of boxes of wood.

I’m sure I’ll enjoy making something with it.

I’ll start a blog about my new purchase in the near future.

Thank You Cathy.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 03-30-2010 08:05 PM

No pictures…...didn’t happen !!! ;^)

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#13 posted 03-30-2010 08:30 PM

congrats dick, have fun and post some pics when you get it set up.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#14 posted 03-30-2010 08:57 PM

I am glad to hear that one of our own purchased her lathe. At lease she can be sure it will remain in the “family” and she can glimpse some of the projects it will produce. I was truly sadened to hear about her medical troubles….I would be totally lost without my time at the lathe…it is excellent for de-compressing after a stressful time at work….etc. From your blog, dick, it sounds like she still has an outlet (nice sounding shop) and hopefully will recouperate enough to enjoy it.

Congrats to you Dick…and to Barb for her consent.

Looking forward to your projects with your new larger lathe.

I just finished some inside out turning that is going into a plant stand for someone. I just need to complete these projects a bit quicker so that I have time to take a few pics (learning to take decent pics would also be of great benefit).

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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