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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

I Have, In The Past, Directed The Activities Of Hundreds Of People At A Time In The Construction Field; But I Now Enjoy The Greatest Benefit Of Working Alone:

No employees demanding to listen to “Wolfmother” at flight-deck volume while they work.

A twenty foot (!) capacity lathe. Dude’s hardcore with the parting tool, too.

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  1. I turn almost every day. I don't do much spindle work, and am not very good at it, because I don't do it much.

    I like the story stick, the preset calipers, his ability to turn so well that not much sanding is required (a local chair maker can do that, too – drives me crazy!), but I was taught never to move the too rest when the work is moving. Clearly, he can do it, but dang, that is not something I ever want to get comfortable with.

    Thanks for posting (arg!) that vid. The end results are remarkable.

    Oh yeah, the last project I spindle turned was a set of 4 legs. It was such a torment that I outsourced the most recent ones. But that's a story for another day…

  2. I'm deeply envious of his skill, as well as that rather beautiful piece of timber, but the idea of tackling a spindle that size from the off with a roughing gouge makes my blood run cold. I'll stick to bowl turning.

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