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richgreer

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1010 days ago

For those of us who think you need to spend lots of money for a good lathe to get good results, check this out. It is very impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnv0DAR_gWA&t=1m10s

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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AlexPeel

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#1 posted 1010 days ago

Thats pretty awesome. Love how his foot is an extra hand.

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docholladay

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#2 posted 1010 days ago

I don’t have anywhere close to that kind of skill using just my hands. Heck, with my gut, I couldn’t even bend over enough to do that much less be able to use my foot that way. Equally impressive, the guy only uses one chisel.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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pariswoodworking

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#3 posted 1010 days ago

Very impressive. I would have never thought you could turn wood like that.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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peteg

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#4 posted 1010 days ago

Back to where it was before we had power Rich, who said you need 5 dozen chisels ? but then I might just WANT 5 dozen LOL
Great psot Rich :))

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

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 1010 days ago

That guy is amazing! I couldn’t create that with a fancy lathe and a pile of chisels. He is not only very talented, but he has talented feet.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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richgreer

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#6 posted 1010 days ago

He made a good looking imbedded ring with a skew. I do embedded rings – but with a special tool designed to make embedded rings. I have never made one with a skew and I don’t think I could if I wanted to. This guy is impressive.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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fussy

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#7 posted 1010 days ago

Rich,

When you’re poor in a country full of the poor, you use the talent you have. He is amazing, but the most amazing thing is he used a skew. One of the most versitile tools in a turner’s arsenal, but to me it’s the hardest to master. Besides, I’d never be able to hold anything with my feet even if I could bend that way. Heck, I can’t even see them! Thanks for posting.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1010 days ago

I’m not a turner, but if you guys say it is more impressive than I thought, I will take your word for it ;-)) That skew may be the only tool he has.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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doordude

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#9 posted 1009 days ago

it was awsome work; with very little. But i find it creepy watching his third hand steady’n the chisels.and what stubby,wide fingers! wait a minute, a third HAND! this guy is awsome. wonder what other extra body parts he’s got?
alright, i’m going…

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Tomas

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#10 posted 1009 days ago

I’d try it but I need to get rid of my bunions first.

Who do you think would have sexier feet for trying this on TV – Thomas McDonald or Mark Spagnuolo?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1009 days ago

I think Marc. Tommy would be like me, too muscle bound to hold position;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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