Good morning everyone, gosh I have been busy busy! Have gotten a lot of work done in the shop and most importantly spent a lot of great time with my girl and our kids! Spent last week and the holiday with my girl, was a short weekend with my boys, one weekend I have em 2 nights 3 days the next weekend I have em 3 nights 4 days, still get em every weekend just 2 of em every month are shorter than the other 2. Down here in the South, fried catfish is a big deal, there is about 6-8 maybe more catfish houses within 30 miles of me, probably more, like I said its a big deal. There is one that I have never been to at the farthest of the 30 miles, have been told its the best around. Gosh and was it ever, they even had the trophies and awards on the wall to prove it. Was voted the best in America in 2013! Ohhh I got ignorant in there, all you can eat for $15 uhhh say what!!! Fried catfish strips, fried corn nuggets, rrrrr fried hush puppies with jalapenos and steak fries ooooweeee, I cant tell you how many plates I ate or how many glasses of sweet tea I drank, I told my girl I was going to eat so much I would be miserable the rest of the night. Rrrrrrr and had to have the homemade peach cobbler for desert for the holiday I got a great Korean style rib recipe, being a total carnivore I had to add to the grill, did link sausage and rib eyes as well. Keep in mind it was just me and her, the next day she had a sack of meat to take home and to work! Yall know I dont do it any other way, its all or nothing! Its finally getting a little cooler here, the last couple mornings I know one was in the 50's it has been so nice omgosh its so getting close to my time of the year! My girl and I are even talking about getting married next month if it works out like we like. Got a little time we have planned off together and want to make it happen. Nothing big or fancy, we are just so ready to be together and married, gosh I cant wait! So I got a load of wood in and went to work this is what I got going on Paduak and Purpleheart This is that new batch of Thuya, its not quite are dark in tone Have said before its so hard to see whats inside of Cocobolo, got this block in, its so stinking expensive I saw this block and was kinda bummed at first look, you can see why Ohhh my frown quickly went away WOW what a rainbow of colors this thing has, ohhhh and would you get a look at this piece Even dug around through my hoard and found some Camphor Burl, gotta say OMGOSH This piece is gone and only have a couple blocks left I gotta turn. One of my kids was in the shop with me yesterday, wanted something to do so I got him to turn his first log, its not quite the same shape on the upper end as its supposed to be but hey its his first and was just giving him the over all of what it should be like. Its a walnut and if anyone wants it let me know. I know he would be super happy to hear it! I am not sure how many of you follow me on IG, I know some of you do. Its easier for me to do quick posts up there and short shout outs, I post all these sooner there and some go quicker to the people that do follow me there. If you all see something you like above and want more info hit me up! @Vapor_Eyes Thank you for posting and for noticing and the kind words. I am very blessed and thankful to have such a wonderful family. Sales will pick up I am sure, I will keep doing what I do cause I dont know no other way! Maybe all this wood posted above will help with that! Hope all is well bro and wish you the best! @pxl_jockey Absolutely, thanks for noticing and thanks for the post up bro! My boys got skills thats sure, I look forward to seeing what he and his brothers will do with their lives. Hit me up anytime my man! @Reflections Thanks so much, yeah the pic didnt show somehow the links thing here has changed and I would have to save it and then post up, no sweat I will have pics of it soon enough. Still waiting to hear the full reviews but did hear back from VapeCrittic, hes really digging it so far! All good things come to those who wait, thats all I gotta do, like I said I above I aint about to stop, I am going to keep on turning as life keeps on going! @Aezhenn Thanks bro, glad you like what my boy did! I like to think my shop is where magic happens, its for sure a joy for me to be in there doing what I do and knowing that what I do people love it, thats what its all about! @ThatBoringBitch I hope you like that piece posted above, its yours! I love that wood, is funny actually, I hadnt worked it in a while and after I turned it was mostly brown and I was like what??? But then I remembered its always like that I just have to let it sit under the fluorescent light to bring out the purple in it lol, I got a grin! I got your message about the carb and sent you this pic by email as well, hope you see it soon! @Square4Life @Stevenski @Quint @Reflections @GreenHopper @mucsusn @CarolKing Thanks for you alls input with the carb questions, great advise from all sides! @Quint Gosh thats such a beautiful rig you got there! @GreenHopper Glad you like the pen! I just have to buy that other batch of heaters to have all the electrical components with the CE info so I can apply for my CE. Seems its taking longer than any of us would like. Slow sales and future family plans and getting married money is getting thin and where it goes is even thinner. Hang in there with my pls sir. @rosedale I would put a carb just above where the end of the shaft of the tip is inserted into the piece. I try not to pu it in a place of such detail be it where I turned it or the natural detail of the piece but alot depends on length and how much I got to work with. I like to put it low in the piece but dont do them often so I am still looking for my certain placement. I think I have only done maybe 5-6 pieces with carbs in em ever. Just not something anyone asks for really. @Dynalowrider Good morning, hope you are enjoying that piece more and more my man. Wish you well and all the best! @CanadianBakin Nice to hear your WS got out for the trip, I can see where with it being windy and the openness of the WS can let in alot of unwanted air which would cool it somewhat. Being open like that keeps the heat down on the outside but lets in cool just as well. Glad to hear it is doing well for you. Alright gotta get to work, alot to do and alot may not get done lol!