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My first meeting of the Midland Woodturning Chapter.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Bobby Smith, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Bobby Smith

    Bobby Smith

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    Well first off, bunch of friendly people. About 12 members. It was a little ironic as I've been turning about a couple dozen pens lately and was hoping to get to learn something different. They had a demonstration today and it turned out to be pen turning. Lol Anyway, after the demo, I met with a couple guys that gave me some pointers on returning back to my small candydish bowl that I'm wanting to finish. They also had a raffle and I won three 12" Box Elder pen blanks. That was a nice plus! So it looks like I'm going to join the chapter and have some fun.
    Bobby
     
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  2. John Torchick

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    Good! Box elder is beautiful and is my wife's favorite. I'll take them if yo don't want them. lol You will find a lot of helpful members there. I joined AAW and a local chapter, never regretted the investment which is what I consider it to be.
    In addition, allow me to suggest www.penturners.org as a website that specializes in penturning, as the name suggests.
     
  3. Bobby Smith

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    I'm already a member of the penturners forum. Thanks John! And yea, this box elder has some very nice grain to it. I planned on putting the mandrel up for a few days but think I'm gonna pull it out to see what these turn out to look like. Lol
     
  4. Bobby Smith

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    Now I see why your wife loves this wood John. I couldn't wait to go ahead and turn a pen with one of the blanks.
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  5. Lamar Wright

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    Nice pen Bobby, is that a slimline kit?
     
  6. Bobby Smith

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    Yes sir it is. Thank you!
     
  7. Dylan Skeean

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    Congratulations on the club membership and your winnings! Wow, that's a beautiful pen there, I love that wood.
     
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