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Forum topic by xwingace posted 12-21-2016 04:41 AM 1035 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2016 04:41 AM

You can tell what grit sandpaper is with your thumb

You brake for woodpiles

It’s never sharp enough!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 02:14 PM

Your once clean property is over run with woodpiles. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 12-21-2016 02:33 PM

If you reply on threads stating, you know your a woodturner if…..

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#3 posted 12-21-2016 02:47 PM

You have line items in your household budget for glue and sandpaper.

-- Why waste the money buying it, when I can spend twice as much on new tools, a week online researching new techniques, and a month building it.

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#4 posted 12-21-2016 03:38 PM

There are spots of glue on your tennis shoes with sawdust stuck to them.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 12-21-2016 04:13 PM

When you see a “trucks turning” sign, you wonder how they turn trucks on a lathe.


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#6 posted 12-21-2016 04:15 PM

Your once clean property is over run with woodpiles. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

I can back Jerry up on this. I’ve been there …... but what fine woodpiles they are!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 12-21-2016 04:20 PM

When you have 3 lathes in the shop and are lusting for the forth.
Most of your projects come out of the firewood.
Yoor wife impedes the man offloading the firewood while she picks over it.
Your wife known internationaly for raiding other peoples wood pile.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#8 posted 12-21-2016 04:29 PM

You look forward to hearing the sound of a chainsaw in your neighborhood.

-- Steve

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#9 posted 12-21-2016 08:44 PM

When someone at church starts to say ” I’m gonna be cutting down a tree and was wondering …”

And you reply “I’ll take it” Before they even finish their sentence !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 12-21-2016 08:50 PM

You know you’re a woodturner if you name all your children Chuck.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#11 posted 12-21-2016 11:05 PM

Not very good at turning things; but still GUILTY!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 12-22-2016 03:53 AM

You misread a certain soap opera title as “As The Wood Turns”. (in case you’re wondering, no, I do not watch soap operas).

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#13 posted 12-24-2016 09:12 PM

Your lathe is the only tool directly under the shop heater and is the closest to the dust collector and the
overhead air cleaner.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 12-27-2016 12:58 AM

Sleep in your shop with the dogs and hit the start button on the lathe at 4:30 AM.

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