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post #21 of 29 Old 07-15-2010, 04:55 AM
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yes there is great timber here in aus the table as i said is gidgy and you almost need a grinder beside you while your turning its so hard the grinder bits are easy there are a few company's that stock 6 inch to about 2 foot grinder bits the dearest about $12 aus but for chisels wooden wheels the like its cheaper to get from Canada even with postage and thats a joke

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post #22 of 29 Old 07-24-2010, 03:21 PM
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Awesome job on pepper mills Mike. i read your pdf and still just haven't had time to turn one yet..hope soon.

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90% of our wood is free we only purchase wood for community projects . Yes we do have some great wood

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Another great peppermill Mike. You just keep churning them out.

Mrs TT I would look into a club in your area and see about getting some lessons from one of the experienced members. Woodcraft I'm sure varies from location to location and it most certainly depends if the instructors are any good. I was disappointed in one of the classes I took there when I was starting out.

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Woodcraft is a very long drive for us...only two in Texas; one in Dallas. I have been checking out the clubs in the Dallas area. They seem to be very active having picnics, etc. Trying to figure out what the protocol is...call and see if one can attend a meeting as a visitor, or what? Don't want to intrude, but don't want to commit to any specific group, if ya know what I mean. There are 24-25 clubs in the Texas and Oklahoma area. Any suggestions on how to go about this?
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Mrs. TT,
Most clubs welcome guests at their meetings. Most should have websites. If you can locate a phone number for one of the club officers, call and find out when they hold their meetings and if there is any problem with you attending. We have a sign in sheet for guests at our club. The first thing we do when the meeting starts, after coffee and donuts of course, is to have any guests introduce themselves. Then we welcome them. The only time this procedure differs is if we have a professional turner scheduled for a demo that day. Guests are still welcome but non-club members are charged a $25.00 fee for the pro turner's demo. Usually they just join on the spot because our dues are only $20.
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Those are some good looking mills.

Pepper Mill Mechanisms for sale $8.
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Mrs. TT,
Most clubs welcome guests at their meetings. Most should have websites. If you can locate a phone number for one of the club officers, call and find out when they hold their meetings and if there is any problem with you attending. We have a sign in sheet for guests at our club. The first thing we do when the meeting starts, after coffee and donuts of course, is to have any guests introduce themselves. Then we welcome them. The only time this procedure differs is if we have a professional turner scheduled for a demo that day. Guests are still welcome but non-club members are charged a $25.00 fee for the pro turner's demo. Usually they just join on the spot because our dues are only $20.
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yes we welcome guests at our club but our shed is open 6 days a week we get a lot of visitors during the week

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I have taken several classes at my local Woodcraft and found them to be educational. In fact that is how I have become a turner. It all depends on who is teaching the class.
As far as clubs. I would not hesitate to go to a meeting. I have found wood turning clubs to be very friendly and a great place to learn.

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