Things you just Don't do.

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  1. Glenn Lefley

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    Well I woke up this morning with the wife in an absolute panic. So had been searching for her hair dryer for an hour.

    Well, I said, its sitting in my shop I was trying to quickly dry the finish on a bowl on the lathe.

    You would think something like that would be funny . Nope.
     
  2. Mike Johnson

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    I would pitch a tent in the back yard until this hair dryer incident "blows" over. ;)
     
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  3. Steve Nix

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    Sounds like the start of a bad hair day..
     
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  4. john lucas

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    Try burning something in your wife's microwave. Not good. In my shop I now have my own appliances. I have a microwave for drying wood, an electric skillet to melt wax for dipping wood, an electric carving knife to carve mock ups from styrafoam, A hair dryer for force drying paint, a curling iron for bending wood(in fact I have 2 different ones) A liquid strainer that I use when grinding up colored chalk to color epoxy, butcher knives and paring knives that I've reground into parting tools, lots of tupperware for mixing and storing things. There's probably more I would have to go look. My wife did take the electric carving knife but I have first dibs if I need it.
     
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  5. John Torchick

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    Will have to try those two things. I use the deli meat plastic boxes for storage.
     
  6. Bill Boehme

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    All very handy when you get sentenced your man cave. :D I also have a clothes iron for ironing veneer and edge banding. Also works well for steaming out small dents in wood.
     
  7. john lucas

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    I do have an iron Bill. Thanks for reminding me. I probably need a full bathroom and bed for those times when I'm really bad
     
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  8. Zach LaPerriere

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    Funny! After forgetting to bring the kitchen scale back into the house at least dozen times, I plunged and bought myself a new one a few days ago.
     
  9. odie

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    Was just looking over your website, Zach......great job of it, looks great! :D

    -----odie-----
     
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  10. Zach LaPerriere

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    Thanks, Odie! That means a lot coming from you.
     
  11. Bill Boehme

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    I'm glad that Odie mentioned this. I looked at it and was very impressed by the professional quality. I was especially impressed by the video. You certainly have a lot of energy to excavate your basement by hand.
     
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  12. Zach LaPerriere

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    Thank you, Bill. Much appreciated. As with many here, I'm motivated by a deep love for the wood we work with. I wish I had the same energy for hours of sanding as digging my basement out! I'm considering a new shop now, and haven't quite decided if expanding under the deck is the best route or a new building. Living in the forest, off the road system makes everything take longer here. But I'd never complain—living in the forest is a huge gift, and having ocean access to miles of wild forest is just amazing.
     
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  13. odie

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    What video......?

    To me, it says Zach's youtube channel doesn't exist......
     
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  14. Zach LaPerriere

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    Thanks for catching that, Odie! We'll get that fixed tomorrow.

    Here's the correct link: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZachLaPerriere
     
  15. Bill Boehme

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    There two videos. They are working for me. Here are links to the pages that contain the videos:

    About Me

    How our bowls are made

    You can also go to the bottom of the home page and find these links.
     
  16. odie

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    OK, thanks Zach and Bill......I've seen them now. I didn't realize those were links to videos at the bottom of the main page. Zach is a little more "in focus" for the the rest of us.....quite the character, and an appreciated contributor to the forums..... :D

    -----odie-----
     
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    I enjoyed watching the videos. Quite an excursion to get the wood!!
     
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    Really wonderful video Zach. Obviously well thought out before hand.
     
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    Ditto. A very well done, engaging video that really makes a positive statement about you and your work. Also, it's nice to see somebody else turning in Wall's coveralls!
     
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  20. Zach LaPerriere

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    Thanks, guys! Much appreciated.

    Dean—I still don't own a turner's smock and I may never will. Insulated coveralls are the best! In winter, a down parka goes over. Much below freezing, and it's a down coat under the down parka. :D Maybe that's why I'm thinking about building a new shop...
     

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