In spite of the up coming Thanksgiving holiday, and all the people who are out of town, 15 people showed up at Johns shop, and they weren’t disappointed. John had several hands on demonstrations for people to try. One of the most popular was the shaving horse.

John demonstrating the shaving horse.

John demonstrating the shaving horse.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOnly Denny and John tried Johns lathe which was set up for out board turning after the hard maple blank started chipping.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Drum sander in action.

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Routing using a templet on top of wood.

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The results

John’s drum sander was cool to watch. John demonstrated his pin router using a templet for his clock gears. I didn’t get any pictures of the flex tool carving station, or the sanding station.

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Watch your fingers Mike!

But just as important was the chance to visit with everyone.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

John’s wife, Fay, served up some delicious home made goodies on the lanai.  Boy can she bake! It was worth the price of admission just for the food.