11-13-2019, 10:49 AM
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Based on the original McInroy CAD file and turned on a mechanically identical lathe (same Austrian manufacturer, same iron, screws, carriage, cross-slide, tool-post, etc.).
Only one of each in this run, and only one First ever.

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 11-13-2019, 11:05 AM
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  • Sully
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 11-13-2019, 11:13 AM
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  • Agravic
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 11-13-2019, 11:14 AM
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Fantastic!

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 11-13-2019, 11:19 AM
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Oh yeah!!!


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 11-13-2019, 11:23 AM
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I've been following along with your installments. Have been enjoying them very much. I hope to acquire one of these beauties for myself. Well done!

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 11-13-2019, 11:34 AM
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Well done, Ken!

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 11-13-2019, 12:44 PM
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Thanks all.

I sent copies of the photos to Frank and Lynn. Don't think Frank would mind me sharing his reply below:

"Wow love those beads , you have got it so right, very well done. I am proud and humbled that you have taken so much care to get this representation so right and out there. Lynn and I are just overwhelmed with the effort you have put into it."

Frank and Lynn have no idea how proud and humbled I am to have this opportunity to share a bit of their story and make some handles based on the Rooney Heritage CAD files (which remain FrankLynn's intellectual property). 

Frank went on to apologize for being slow about catching up to emails due to this being his volunteer day. He and a friend spend every Wednesday working in a museum that has a 1930s style workshop with overhead belt drive machinery. "We get to make things and repair a lot of exhibits using traditional machining methods. A real fun day out."

How cool is that!?

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 11-13-2019, 01:25 PM
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Wow Ken, these are lovely. With the added backstory, they take on an even greater significance. BRAVO!

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 11-13-2019, 01:28 PM
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Awesome. Few things are more fun than digging out good old memories and discovering they are still very useful, sometimes even pretty.

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 11-13-2019, 02:26 PM
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  • SCOV
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There goes my "no more brushes in 2019" goal.

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 11-13-2019, 02:30 PM
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  • NJDJ
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As someone who has a small collection of Frank and Lee's brushes, your earlier blog posts--and now these handles--really hit home.  Very cool!

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 11-13-2019, 02:58 PM
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Sure is a beauty!

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 11-13-2019, 08:38 PM
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  • Garb
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Stunning display. I'd like the butterscotch front and center.

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 11-17-2019, 11:29 AM
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Those look amazing

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 11-17-2019, 05:03 PM
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  • Niro884
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Beautifully done. Can't wait to get my hands on one!

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 11-20-2019, 04:14 PM
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 11-20-2019, 07:59 PM
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Perfection


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 11-20-2019, 08:44 PM
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  • MaxP
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Looks wonderful. Kudos to your team Ken

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