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Thanks buddy for the great response on my turning. I appreciate it. Haven't seen you much on the forum.Know what I like about you? You are always full of enthsiasm when you talk turning.I guess I like that trait cause I am the same way. Are you getting a big lathe and if so when. I would like to see how you like it. Thanks again. Mitch
 

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You are always full of enthsiasm when you talk turning.
Yes, I might be the most enthusiastic non-turner you know. :laughing:

No kidding, I do not yet turn. My wife has a delta midi but I have not set it up and she wouldn't have time to use it yet anyhow. I have no interest in turning small stuff not even to learn. I appreciate looking and admiring the small stuff the guys turn out here for sure, but would not like to do it myself. I want to turn big big big stuff. Trees. ;)

Once the dust settles around here she and I both are going to start turning. I haven't decided if I am going to get one of those lathes for my sawmill or not, they are limited to porch posts pretty much and not very versatile.

I don't know what the biggest lathe they make for around $5K is but that's where I wanna start. Only reason I haven't ever taken up golf with my buddies (most of whom all golf) is because I know I would be instantly addicted to it with my competitve nature and the wife says nope - you cannot take up golf. But I have a green light on the lathe because she says she can come out and visit with me while she turns too. :yes:
 

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Hey Texas timbers I responded to your reply this afternoon and now it is gone, so, I guess I didn't submit it again. Thanks for the nice reply about my vase and tutorial. Heard from a couple guys that told me they will do that from now on instead of just posting pictures. Wait till they see the work involved. One guy critisized me saying I just wanted to get more people to ask questions and up my replies. Still scratching my head. You sound real enthusiastic about a big lathe. Are you going to get one? I hope you do, I think you will enjoy turning. Thanks again and good luck.Hope your business is sailing along smoothly for you. Mitch
 

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Man there are people who will critisize you around every corner you can't pay that any mind. It never crosse dmy mind - getting post counts up. I see no reason there is no prize for that or else I'd have 20,000 instead of 2000 or whatever I have.

Showing the progression of the work is where it's at for me. I like seeing it take shape. I'm waiting on a customer of mine who did a show in Baltimore recently to send me a picture of a box elder vase he spun from one of my logs. I just got an email from him today saying he will upload it and send it soon. He is a professional turner who does shows for a living and get this . . . . he took ONE picture of the vase. No pictures throughout the process. :thumbdown:

Probably because he doesn't want to show how he turns I guess. He turns these things to less than a 1/4" and they are big. His site is www.artfromthelathe.com and his name is Phil English. Check out his stuff he is pretty darn good.

He ordered a passle of logs from me last December he better be sending me a whole passel of pictures!
 

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Mitch i want to up my posts so i have put a reply on, hee hee. I don't think you can put video on here, but you could use Youtube although you can only make small ones if you do not subscribe to them, you could use photobucket for vid i think you get about 1gig of space on there also microsoft live its all free then you just stick a link in to it from here.
And if idots moan about the amout of post or replys to get a daft number up then there is something wrong with there tiny brains, better to get on and give info and waffle than to sit on the side as a guest and give no help at all.
Even if you get some info wrong at least the person would have tried.
And i see nothing in how many post someone makes as you get guys that reply to a thread that just say...i like it, not much to get a number of posts, but hey if there happy doing that then who cares, it makes them feel loved...LB Loves you all unless you have more posts than me then i hate you all, its all in the numbers you sick people, don't give blood give info. Its so nice to know we are hear to count the number of posts we do..Its a new thing Turning numbers. What a lot of toffee.
I'm of to do a bit of turning. see you soon mitch, i've forgotton what the hell i was talking about hee hee LB... Hi Texas Timbers not heard you much as late...
 

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Mitch, you can in a round about way put up a vid here. You see the Youtube link on the very right above the text box - it imbeds the link and the first frame of the video is displayed in your post. So although the video is playing from the Youtube site - viewers don't have the feeling that they are leaving WWingtalk to see it. There are a few here on the site you can click and see what I mean. Of course you do have to download it to Youtube first. I don't think we have a way to play video from our site.

I will fool aroiund with it next year maybe. :icon_cool:

Budda . . . . go take your meds man and turn something. :laughing:
 

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I talked to Jim Berkemeier this morning. He owns Timbergreen Forestry. he was the impetus that got the forum going, Full Vigor Forestry, that was the predecessor to this forum (woodworkingtalk.com).

Mitch I will try and post one of his videos here which I just uploaded to youtube this morning to show you what it looks like posted.

Mitch this is the only way I know of to post a video on vBulletin (our forum software) but I will go to their website when I get a chance and see if they are working on a feature to do it.


Here's a couple of sites for Jim's business business model and forest management philosophy. I plan to make a post in general woodworking about this but in answering your question Mitch (can we post videos here?) I thought I might as well use a good video for the demonstration.

Timbergreen Forestry

Timbergrowers Forestry
 
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