Another 67 year old Newbie

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    Barnehurst
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    Greetings, Brian from about as far NW Kent as you can get.. Bexlyheath. Just on the cusp of retirement and decided to take up woodturning. Have spent almost a lifetime building allsorts from wood and DIY. Have looked at You Tube and some of our American cousins and their “Shops” with enought equipment to build wings for airbus, ( all great and talented guys though).  Ive worked in smaller factories in engineering. Sigh. Anyway, have just finished remodelling my 6ft by 5ft shed, Lathe arived Friday so almost good to go. Will be starting with pens, small spindle and bowls and looking to include resin and get bigger as my skills improve and I keep all my digits..

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    Hello Brian,

    Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

    This forum isn’t the busiest place but feel free to ask questions or post pictures of your work.

    I’m sure Airbus have a tool for every job but you don’t need to fill your shed in the same way. Getting to grips with the few basic tools should see you through most of what you want to do.

    If you are ever in the area and want a chat with our resident turner feel free but give us a call first just to make sure he is here.

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    bobthemog1@aol.com
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    Hi to all, I as Brian  have recently started turning, about a year ago, and as with him I am somewhat restricted where space is concerned, the thing is you will make it work, what seems okay on paper when you’re laying out your plant, doesn’t always work in reality,  not enough room for your elbows or the chisels, as I’ve just finished having another major reshuffle, hopefully all will be okay this time, but if it doesn’t hey ho try again,the worrying thing is at 71 I might clock off before I’ve got it right and got down to the main event making sawdust out of a perfectly good piece of wood, enough of my ramblings happy turning.Bob.

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    EmileMaw
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    I collected epic in my teens which I still have. Now 36 ishowed them to my 7 year old son who is very interested. Weve had a couple of games of Space Crusade and a 1500pt each epic land battle. Even though it took us most of the day and we didnt finish mainly because I had to keep going through the rules, he really enjoyed it and was very patient.
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    rnWe have had a couple of painting sessions painting some of my space crusade that I never got around to doing all my paint time went on the epic and hes doing okay.
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    rnBefore I stopped painting due to leaving home I started a DA 40k army, well a predator, a rhino, and a commander, and I got a few orks. The idea was to just paint them for display.
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    rnSo now that epic is no longer boo and I have enough anyway, Im really interested in getting Dark Vengeance. Tbh the price of the game isnt a problem, theres an ad on warseers to someone that does it a lot cheaper the GW, its the paints. Also I would want to expand and get the codexs etc. I know how easy it is to spend money on this hobby lol. Also I dont know much about Chaos because I was never that interested in them, but the boy seems to like them.
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    rnBut now I earn money and can afford what I couldnt all those years ago, and have my son to play the game with Id really like to get into it. I love the painting, the game background, and of course the game.
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    rnPeople have suggested star wars games but its the 40k universe Im interested in.
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    rnSo should I wait until my son is older to make sure he is really into it and better at painting/gaming or say sod it and just go for it?
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    rnThanks, Mike

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    EmileMaw
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    As the title states……..

    My wife and I had fun last year and we already have people asking us when they can give us toys for this years event.

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    EmileMaw
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    Im considering it. I have to see about getting a room. I had a good time last year even though the dinner Sat night was pretty awful Depends on the weather too

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