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Categorizing "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Huge" bowls..?
Jun 2nd, 2016 at 1:25pm
 
I'm trying to come up with a way to categorize bowl sizes into the categories of "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Extra Large." I'm wondering about how to go about determining which sized bowls go into which categories...

I'm just trying to get some sort of general template to work from at this point, so for now let's assume there's not an extreme difference in the depths/heights of the bowls, and let's base it on diameter. (If you would rather base it on area, feel free to let me know. We can assume the area of a cylinder to keep it simple.)

How would you go about categorizing the size of bowls into these four categories? For example "this inch diameter to this inch diameter can be considered 'Small,'" "this inch to this inch 'Medium'" and so on... I'd like the "Extra Large" category to simply be a diameter on up. If you would be so kind as to take the time and explain your reason(s) behind your choice of categorizations, it would be greatly appreciated. 

(In case you're wondering, this won't apply to pricing; cylindrical area is accounted for in that, amongst the other many factors that contribute to the desirability of a bowl.)
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Re: Categorizing "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Huge" bowls..?
Reply #1 - Jun 2nd, 2016 at 1:43pm
 
My first reaction is: They are your bowls, do what you want. I don't think you can price things based on generic size. A small bowl well finished in burl wood may be worth more than a medium bowl in plain figure.  Etc.  I have turned probably over a thousand bowls and never thought about a generic sizing system though it might help to store small ones in this box and medium ones in that box, etc.
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Re: Categorizing "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Huge" bowls..?
Reply #2 - Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:12pm
 
Al Wasser wrote on Jun 2nd, 2016 at 1:43pm:
My first reaction is: They are your bowls, do what you want. I don't think you can price things based on generic size. A small bowl well finished in burl wood may be worth more than a medium bowl in plain figure.  Etc.  I have turned probably over a thousand bowls and never thought about a generic sizing system though it might help to store small ones in this box and medium ones in that box, etc.


Thanks, Al. The categorization is not for pricing. See the part in parenthesis at the end of my post.
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Re: Categorizing "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Huge" bowls..?
Reply #3 - Jun 2nd, 2016 at 3:42pm
 
Small 6"  and under
Med  6"- 10"
Large 10" -14"
X-Large  14" and  over
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Re: Categorizing "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Huge" bowls..?
Reply #4 - Jun 2nd, 2016 at 4:46pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jun 2nd, 2016 at 3:42pm:
Small 6"  and under
Med  6"- 10"
Large 10" -14"
X-Large  14" and  over


I like that. These thresholds just 'feel' right when I compare different bowls...
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Re: Categorizing "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Huge" bowls..?
Reply #5 - Jun 3rd, 2016 at 1:24pm
 
Ed is right on.
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Re: Categorizing "Small," "Medium," "Large," and "Huge" bowls..?
Reply #6 - Jun 3rd, 2016 at 7:52pm
 
Use the size ranges rather than the words to convey exactly what you mean.
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