Grandson and turning

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  1. John Torchick

    John Torchick

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    My grandson made some pens for his parents back in February- he did about 90% of the work himself. He is coming over today to help with a couple of pens I have on the shelf. I also plan on letting him try one or two turnings with some of the wood I have in the shop. Nothing complicated but something to get him exposed to a bit more of turning and tools. Skew will be farther down the road as I am not proficient with it, myself.
    BTW, he is big on safety- face mask, dust mask, and ear plugs. Off to a good start, IMHO.
     
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  2. John Torchick

    John Torchick

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    Just finished a seam ripper from WC. Turned from some unknown wood and finished with several coats of BLO- adding more later. He did about 75% of the turning as I helped guide the scraper as we needed to be real careful with the final cuts. He went through the pen maker's series of sandpaper, 150-600 and did good. No tool marks. In fact, there were no tool marks that needed sanding! Will post a picture when done and assembled.
     
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  3. Jesse Tutterrow

    Jesse Tutterrow

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    Very Good!

    It always is great to see young people started into woodturning.

    I have always loved teaching / training. I look forward to the day that I can teach others woodturning.
     
  4. Lamar Wright

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    Hi John, I feel the same as Jesse, it is always good to see young people to take up woodturning.
     

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