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Postby Chris152 » 04 May 2021, 10:32

New member here, glad to have finally caught up with some of the excellent woodworkers who seemed to have disappeared.
I'll be spending most of my time in the turning section but really enjoy seeing what others make out of straighter wood, and occasionally have a go myself.
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Re: Good morning all

Postby TrimTheKing » 04 May 2021, 10:34

Hi Chris and welcome.

We love pictures so plenty of those please, and your posts will stop needing moderation after 3 posts.
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Postby Andyp » 04 May 2021, 10:45

Welcome Chris,
Yes there are a few excellent woodworkers round here all willing to share their knowledge.
I hope to get back to the lathe soon so please don't be shy in sharing projects past and present.
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Postby Phil » 04 May 2021, 10:54

Welcome from the deep South.

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Re: Good morning all

Postby Mike G » 04 May 2021, 10:56

Chris152 wrote:New member here, glad to have finally caught up with some of the excellent woodworkers who seemed to have disappeared.
I'll be spending most of my time in the turning section but really enjoy seeing what others make out of straighter wood, and occasionally have a go myself.


Hi Chris. Good to see you here. You won't find me in the turning section. Oh no. No sirree. No no. I've not got a lathe at all, even slightly. ;)

Chris, wasn't it you who was planning on building a boat? Am I remembering correctly? If so, what's the news on that?
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Re: Good morning all

Postby novocaine » 04 May 2021, 10:56

how do Chris.
bear in mind that not all here are excellent wood workers (OK, just me, but I'm happy to pretend).
Carbon fibre is just corduroy for cars.
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Postby RogerS » 04 May 2021, 11:03

Hi Chris and delighted to see you ! A very warm welcome from an unseasonably chilly North.
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Re: Good morning all

Postby sunnybob » 04 May 2021, 12:23

novocaine wrote:how do Chris.
bear in mind that not all here are excellent wood workers (OK, just me, but I'm happy to pretend).

Hey, you dont have the patent on the carpy woodworking. :eusa-naughty: :eusa-whistle:

Wotcha Chris. :eusa-clap:
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Postby Lons » 04 May 2021, 12:36

Hi Chris, looks like another familiar name, welcome to the friendly forum from deepest rain soaked and wind blown Northumberland. Specific weather to keep the hoards of tourists away. ;)
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Re: Good morning all

Postby novocaine » 04 May 2021, 12:37

sunnybob wrote:
novocaine wrote:how do Chris.
bear in mind that not all here are excellent wood workers (OK, just me, but I'm happy to pretend).

Hey, you dont have the patent on the carpy woodworking. :eusa-naughty: :eusa-whistle:

Wotcha Chris. :eusa-clap:


Didn't like to say Bob. :lol:
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Re: Good morning all

Postby sunnybob » 04 May 2021, 13:27

Tell the truth and shame the devil, thats what my mum used to say. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Good morning all

Postby Chris152 » 04 May 2021, 16:04

Well, thank you all for the warm welcome!

Mike - well remembered! I got as far as buying the plans, stored safely in the drawer next to me. Ha. My lad decided what we needed far more was an old car for him to learn to work on, so that's been our project since last summer. I know so little about cars, it's been a steep learning curve, but kind of enjoying it. Kind of. I pull the dinghy plans out occasionally and pore over them longingly.

Roger and Lons - freezing here (well, not literally, but definitely more like winter), blowing a gale and driving rain at the moment. Wales.

Novocaine and Sunnybob - I'lll set the bar lower than both of you put together.

I've had a look around and this seems a good place, really pleased to be aboard.
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Re: Good morning all

Postby Chris101 » 04 May 2021, 16:27

Nice to see you on here Chris.
I think you already know my shabby levels of incompetence.
:)
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Postby NickM » 04 May 2021, 16:46

Chris152 wrote:Mike - well remembered! I got as far as buying the plans, stored safely in the drawer next to me. Ha. My lad decided what we needed far more was an old car for him to learn to work on, so that's been our project since last summer. I know so little about cars, it's been a steep learning curve, but kind of enjoying it. Kind of. I pull the dinghy plans out occasionally and pore over them longingly.


Welcome Chris

BUILD THE BOAT!!!
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Re: Good morning all

Postby AJB Temple » 04 May 2021, 19:37

Hello and Welcome. Many of the clued up people seem to be here. I lower the general tone. Adrian
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Postby Trevanion » 04 May 2021, 20:33

You took your damn time Chris, how the hell are you?

I trust that the Volvo is coming along nicely? :)
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Re: Good morning all

Postby Chris101 » 04 May 2021, 21:02

Wait. What?!? Chris 152.
Proper. Nice. Guy.
Gets no cool video type greeting Trevanion?!?
:o

Ok.
Seems fair.

lmao.
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Postby SamQ aka Ah! Q! » 04 May 2021, 21:08

Welcome Chris, to the cool, mature, reflective, side. We all take turns in calming Sunnybob down by the way. Just DON'T MENTION GUNS!! :eusa-whistle:

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Re: Good morning all

Postby Trevanion » 04 May 2021, 21:08

Chris101 wrote:Gets no cool video type greeting Trevanion?!?


The truth is, I've run out of GIFs.

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Re: Good morning all

Postby Alf » 04 May 2021, 21:19

Hello Chris! Building a boat is on my "that'll never really happen" list - you've got further than me.
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Re: Good morning all

Postby Chris152 » 05 May 2021, 07:49

Chris - you're clearly thinking of yet another Chris ;)
Trevanion - it's going well - running properly (well, right now it's not, but that's a temporary hiccup, and learning how to fix things is part of the plan) and he can get out in it regularly at last (we weren't allowed in lock down). Driving with one of your children learning at the wheel isn't exactly relaxing tho, is it?
Sam - calm is definitely good :-) Tho I did get all hot and bothered reading Adrian's thread about the chair, strewth!
Nick - it'll happen, it's just a question of when... :-)
Alf - We're clearly at opposite ends of the learning spectrum - my participation involves endless questions and calls for help. A pleasure to meet you.

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.
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Re: Good morning all

Postby Chris152 » 05 May 2021, 08:00

ps Sunnybob - I went searching for you elsewhere to show this, I made it for my lad who's into all things Japanese and was inspired by your pieces. It's just a prototype from beech, not suitable for use, I'm thinking american white oak or (easier to get) ash for the next one.
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Re: Good morning all

Postby sunnybob » 05 May 2021, 09:00

SamQ aka Ah! Q! wrote:Welcome Chris, to the cool, mature, reflective, side. We all take turns in calming Sunnybob down by the way. Just DON'T MENTION GUNS!! :eusa-whistle:

Sam

Ignore him Chris, he doesnt know a good argument when he sees one.
My second has been in touch with his second, I reckon I've got the edge. :lol: 8-)
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Re: Good morning all

Postby Lons » 05 May 2021, 09:27

sunnybob wrote:
SamQ aka Ah! Q! wrote:Welcome Chris, to the cool, mature, reflective, side. We all take turns in calming Sunnybob down by the way. Just DON'T MENTION GUNS!! :eusa-whistle:

Sam

Ignore him Chris, he doesnt know a good argument when he sees one.
My second has been in touch with his second, I reckon I've got the edge. :lol: 8-)


You've got no chance Bob, I'll lend my little 22 air rifle to Sam and If I act as his second I'll set the dog on you. ;) Being licked to death by a rough canine tongue isn't a nice demise.
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Re: Good morning all

Postby RogerS » 05 May 2021, 09:28

Chris152 wrote:.... Driving with one of your children learning at the wheel isn't exactly relaxing tho, is it?.....


Just before my test, the two words I remember to this day drummed into me when I was privileged to have a 2 hr 1-to-1 drive with a neighbour who was a Traffic Police Driver were...

"Hang back"
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