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Mick Strefford06/03/2010 00:47:10
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Hi Folks. I reckon I have lurked in here for long enough now - time to introduce myself and join in the fun.  I'm Mick, 56 years old and living in the Kingdom of Fife. Served 22 years with the Royal Corps of Signals, travelling the world so no hope of setting up a workshop!  Now I've finished with the mob and settled down I managed to build a workshop in the back garden (cost me a heart attack - but thats another story) and filled with with all manner of sawdust and shaving production systems! I like to turn stuff as well as make flat stuff... I have just uploaded some examples of my turning stuff - let me know what you think!
watch out for an album of flat stuff coming soon.
Here's to a long and happy relationship.....
Oddjob06/03/2010 10:50:13
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Welcome Mick
Having been a lurker you will be aware that we are a friendly bunch - no abuse, no bad language but lots of encouragement.  I wish you a long and happy membership.
Your "turnery" looks pretty good for a beginner to me. Looking forward to seeing your other work.
George Arnold06/03/2010 11:34:01
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Hi Mick
Welcome, I agree with Richards comments, some nice looking turning.
dennis wake06/03/2010 11:56:55
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hi Mick
  and welcome to the site. hade a look at your turnings and they are realy good keep them coming.
Sparky06/03/2010 13:42:23
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Hi Mick and welcome to the forum.
I too have browsed your album and certainly enjoyed it. You have some great turned projects for a beginner.
Glad you have entered some details in your profile but, could I ask if you place some of your comments above in there too. This will help others when you get into chatting a lot more as some people will not read this. Cheers
Ron Davis06/03/2010 16:46:12
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Welcome to the forum, ask just about any woodwork  question and someone will answer.
Look forward to seeing more of your posts
Alan T.06/03/2010 17:35:52
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Hello Mick,  A warm welcome to the forum and hope your participation continues.I have looked at your album which shows you have been turning for some time. You have quite a few exotic timbers therein. Did you bring them into the country on your many trips abroad. Keep up the good work and sharing of same. Cheers   Alan T.  
Ralph Harvey06/03/2010 19:36:10
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Dito to all the above, i like your turning some impresive work there, look forward to the "flat stuff" ? got me intreegued
Sparky06/03/2010 21:20:42
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If ever you want inspiration, have a look at the members albums from above.....they are fantastic.
Mick Strefford06/03/2010 21:37:38
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Thanks for the positive feedback guys... it's good to belong to a team that provides encouragement to its members.
Sparky - thanks - profile updated.
Alan T - Most of my wood I pick up from where I can - Native Scottish Hardwoods from Scottish Wood  in Inzevar Woods to the west of Dunfermline, I have a finely tuned ear which can hear a chainsaw miles sway. The exotics i get from BURHOUSE2 just outside of Perth. . and I'm lucky to have a neighbour who does some work on some of Scotlands ancient houses/mansions and picks up the odd slice of 250 year old oak and cedar!
Sparky06/03/2010 21:50:23
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Nice to read you Mick.
PS, Did ever get back to you in regards to the Toshiba P20-504 laptop 
Mick Strefford06/03/2010 22:51:29
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Crikey  Marc!-
PS, Did ever get back to you in regards to the Toshiba P20-504 laptop 


that must have been a while back! - I haven't touched toshiba repairs for years.
To be honest i can't remember that specific case - we used to handle tens of repairs each day - now we have passed all repair responsibility to our belfast workshop.
Good to see you've done your research though!  (wink wink)
Sparky06/03/2010 22:59:01
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I wondered if that would bring back some memories
Gotta keep me eye out on you members haven't I  
Mark Sutton07/03/2010 13:13:57
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Hi Mick
I must make a visit to dunfermline at some point, and i also use Jean Burrhouse2 for some of my wood, but being further North i gain most of wood locally or go towards Ullapool.  Nice to see some very good turnings, and i am also an Ex Serviceman myself, served 25yrs in the RAF.  Keep up the good Work
Mick Strefford07/03/2010 13:35:39
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Hi Mark - Nice trout - have you been out this year yet?

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