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Hi, I hope I'm posting in the right area...my name is Stephen Mines and I'm a woodturner. I've paid my dues on the planet since 1970 in woodworking/furniture making, and woodturning exclusively since 1987, still in the traces, pulling my load and loving every day of it. Am here to hopefully learn, and in the process and joy of learning, pass on tidbits here and there of the knowledge I've pickied up on this journey. Prior to woodworking in 1970 I was born...in 1939...in MI (much to my surprise!). Have lived (am living) a wild and varied life, always in harness, and am sort of semi retired on a rural (not rustic) piece of land near my home town of Muskegon, MI. Lived 3 years in N.Y.C. (Manhatten), 1 year or so in Hawaii, and prox 49 years in Los Angeles, CA. or thereabouts. All of those years only make me hungry for more: challanges, great good fun with friends, and a smile on my face. If you want some blanks filled in, please google STEPHEN MINES...you'll see a bunch of useless incidental things about me. I hope to meet neat people and have fun here!
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Welcome Stephen Glad to have you. When you get a chance post some photos in your album we like pictures.

Thanks for your message about my accident. How long ago was your accident?
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Welcome Stephen looking forward to learning from you.
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Welcome to the forum, Stephen...Look forward to sharing your WW wisdom.

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WELCOME TO THE FORUM

Thanks for joining, and we're looking forward to sharing your work and knowledge.







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Thanks for the welcome Richard. I made my mistake in 1997. I was bright-eyed and fresh for the day...had just finished a stop dado setup when I answered the phone and took a call from an irate former customer. He was a very difficult person to deal with, very kevetch, and I'd told him after the last job I wouldn't work for him again. Now he had a hot job and I told him I was booked far into the future. He ranted, I got angry at him for that, hung up and went back to the saw seeing red. Then the grenade (thats what it seemed like to me) went off and I saw a whole lot more of red. Funny, one of the first things I thought of after wrapping my hand in a towell was how was I going to finish the rush job I was working on. Toughest part of the whole thing though was rehabbing my hand at the VA. Worked it hard and have almost 100% mobility. Again, thanks for the welcome. Stephen
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Hi JMC, Thanks for the welcome...ditto backatcha. Did some work (back in the 80's) for an outfit that did your type of work. They were putting together an authentic adobe manse for a customer and had me detail (turning and some straight fluting) some posts that I recall were 10" or so square by 14' and 16' long. Posts were for a long building overhang/walkway. I saw the plans but didn't get to see the finished installation, to take photos. Anyway, thanks again, and best to you. Regards, Stephen
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Hi Roger, Appreciate the welcome! Don't know if it's 'wisdom' but am willing to share. . . if you'll tell me what the Horicon Swamp is??! I'm across the lake from you (I guess) in Western Michigan (inland from Muskegon). Best, Stephen
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Cabinetman, Thanks for the welcome! Stephen (Saltmines)
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Hi Roger, Appreciate the welcome! Don't know if it's 'wisdom' but am willing to share. . . if you'll tell me what the Horicon Swamp is??! I'm across the lake from you (I guess) in Western Michigan (inland from Muskegon). Best, Stephen
Horicon Marsh is the largest fresh water marsh in the United States. If you like wildlife, it's a pretty good place to be.

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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.
Glad to have ya.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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