RE: OK, we're all packed up and ready to go! (LONG)
Great post, can I use it on my resume? ;) I replayed the day in my mind all day, kept me smiling. Thanks for being such a gracious host. You did forget to mention the demo of the old Egyptian method for making papyrus from curly maple. That is a level of sharpness, I don't see too much around here, but I will bring bringing some planes next time, that Sargent I mentioned in fact, for a more closely observed lesson. For those members that called in with the weak excuses, you'll just have to take my word for it, the whole shop is sharp, very sharp! And there is a very interesting woodpile under those steps, highly figured would be a mild description :)
To repeat, it was interesting to see the different methods developed by each, after self learning from more or less the same inputs. And I also would encourage folks in reasonable proximity to get together.
Ken, I was a half hour late to work due to burl pondering when I unloaded the van this morning. I still need to do more pondering,(first I'll go look an see what Bill G did with his ;) ) Hope, I don't pull a "DickLaxt2" on them ;)
I got some nice maple from Limey as well, I remember now, him once referring to it as being bland or not much figure. Ahem, it's sugar maple complete with fine blackline spalting.
And I will be expecting some pics from both of you guys, when you get around to turning it.