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    It's here!

    I've been like a kid on Christmas Eve for weeks now, and it came yesterday! My darling wife decided I needed a spectacular present for my most recent large, ends-in-zero birthday.

    I think I may turn a pen as my first project.

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    Congratulations, an amazing piece of machinery. Hard to beat that as a birthday present.

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    Wow, Im jealous. And happy 40th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob pfohler View Post
    Wow, I’m jealous. And happy 40th?
    That would be an even better birthday present!

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    Man, I can see that smile from here

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    Close your mouth when you smile please! The gleam is blinding here.....

    Congratulations! I have turned on a Robust and they are a great lathe!
    Ken

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    You will love it!! It's my go to tool.
    I do try to turn a little on my other lathes just so they don't forget me.
    Using Texas woods--especially Mesquite, the "Queen" of woods.

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    [QUOTE=roger wiegand;2980597]I've been like a kid on Christmas Eve for weeks now, and it came yesterday! My darling wife decided I needed a spectacular present for my most recent large, ends-in-zero birthday.

    I think I may turn a pen as my first project.

    Definitely need to turn something much larger than pen to break that beauty in. Looking for future pictures.

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    Wow!! Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your first turning off the Beauty!! Have fun!
    Steve

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    I dont care much for turning, but i do love new expensive tools. Happy birthday!

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    Congratulations Roger; you'll love it. I've had mine since early August and it's a dandy.

    Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

    It's obvious you have a special bride!

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    Made some shavings after getting it settled in, just roughed out a hickory bowl. Boy this thing has power, I can take a hyuuge cut. Having everything rock solid and not slipping is a real treat-- I've done a dance with my toolrest for a long time now-- how much more can I do before I have to stop and tighten it. This one id just absolutely rock solid. It's going to take a while to train my brain to the new switches.
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    That looks much better - The AB in its natural habitat: shavings. Enjoy.

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