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woodguy

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Hello everyone!
« on: December 22, 2011, 06:45:32 PM »

Hi all. just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Russ, i live in connecticut with my family. im a woodturner( for fun) . As a kid i played with tops i had a shoebox full of them and i wish i had them now, but like baseball cards they vanished and i havent touched a top since.When i started wood turning i made pens , pencils , bowls etc. i started thinking about the wooden tops i had as a kid and i thought i can make one .so three days later i made four. had trouble with tips for the tops . so online i went , found Alan Grey and hes helped out alot ( thank you)
anyway if anyone out there has any pointers for me that would be great. He also told me about this site and its great.. so for now happy holidays to all of you and happy spinning.
                                          Russ
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Larry D.

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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 07:37:45 PM »

Welcome Russ!    :)
Great to have new members and especially wood turner/spinners!  ;D
Can you post some photos when you have a chance and share your creations with us?

Happy Holidays!
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 07:54:55 PM »

Welcome Russ.  Hope you enjoy your time with us.
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lincolnrick

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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 08:01:20 PM »

Just in time for the holidays, Russ.  Welcome!  I've been known to turn a pen or two myself, but I haven't tried tops yet!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 09:51:58 AM by lincolnrick »
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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 12:30:30 AM »

Welcome Russ!

I suggest you browse the Collecting and Modding board below. That is where you will find the wood turning threads.
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Dojo-yoyo7

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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 11:05:11 AM »

yes welcome i suggest you learn how to throw it first
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Dick Stohr

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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 12:07:25 PM »

Welcome, RUSS.  Glad to have another woodturner here.  I live near DC and have been turning just over a year.  Made a few tops.  To pay for my trips to Woodcraft I have started selling at Craft Shows (well one so far) but have sold some pens, bottle stoppers, honey dippers, touch screen stylus, and spurtles.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 12:53:42 PM »

What?  lincolnrick has not turned any tops!!!!

This is a holiday time shocker.
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poptop

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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 01:51:43 PM »

Welcome!  Tips have been a bit tricky for me, especially the "shaped" tips we like for trick play.

On the other hand, simple steel tips are a bit easier.  I've used nails and rolled steel rods with good success.

Good luck!
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Re: Hello everyone!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 02:31:27 PM »

WELCOME!!!!!
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