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This morning I was looking back at some of my posts from before I bought my new band saw, I had to chuckle at what I had written about what I was thinking at the time. I was primarily concerned with cutting the tops off of boxes and just have the luxury of having the saw if and when I needed it. After I made my decsion to buy and what to buy I began to be more and fasinated with the saw and what one can do with it. I've learned about re-sawing and how to set the saw up so that the blade doesn't drift. As far as cutting the tops off of jewelry boxes, that is so easy clean and all that I could ask for. I have just seen the demos on makeing band saw boxes and it does look like a cutesy project, I will try one soon. The fact is that I am so happy with the saw and it along with the new jointer pretty much finishes off my shop. All of the tools and belonging to this forum sure does make life here in West Texas a lot eassier to adjust to after all of my years in Alaska where, when I lived there, I could not image living any place else, God has truly blessed me and for that I am so grateful.

Just shsring my thoughts and counting my blessings this morning. We are all living in a special time in history, at least I believe that we are. The problems with not only our country but those of the entire world are closing in on us. It is difficult for me to imaging things every returning to what they were when I was younger and as a Christian I find it it hard to understand what people are thinking these days that do not believe as I do. As I said, I am just sharing my thoughts and I know that thiss is not the place to go on about world affairs and such, but just had to share a bit of what is on my mind. I do want to thank those of you that have been so good to give me advise about the things that I have asked about on this forum.

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Jerry, I am just glad that you have found your way through the maze and are still on the forum...

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Jerry, I am certain that many of us (besides me) have also enjoyed your questions and candid comments! It appears to me that you are well on your way to the enjoyable hobby of woodworking! Your determination for precision is unmatched and some of the objects that you've created have been especially nice. Your wall case was beautiful (thanks again for not showing it to my wife) and your segmental bowls were amazing. I have very much enjoyed your input into this forum and look forward to doing this for a very long time! I am still curious how well your brothers bowls that have been cut with a chainsaw will "turn-out".

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Thanks for the nice comments, but let's get the chain saw thing straight. All my brother did with the saw was that in the absense of a band saw, he cut the corners off a little to sort of round the workpiece up before he chucked it up in his lathe, that's all he did. Even that does seem a bit crude but he was just experimenting, the resulting bowles were not in any way effected one way or the other due to the use of the chain saw. Hopes] that helps satisfy your wondering and scratching your head. I can see why you have been so bewildered over my reference to his use of a chain saw in the creation of his segmented bowles.

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Jerry, you now have me laughing! You're exactly right - I thought his "pregluing cuts" were done with the chain saw, and quite honestly - my imagination was going wild from there! Thanks for clearing that up! Have a very good day, sir!

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Jerry

I started on the forum little over two years ago. The early days o the learning curve are still fresh in my mind Your posts have been a wonderful story of your own travels in acquiring these skill sets.
A post in the Lobby is the appropriate place to express your political and spiritual views. I do believe my Christian faith has helped me along the learning curve. So keep on posting Jerry

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