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Forms & Shapes
Apr 3rd, 2017 at 8:27am
 
Over the last few weeks we've discussed the tools you want to have, the tools you could do without and the wood you'd most like to turn.
Now it's time to talk about forms. Boxes, bowls, plates, platters, vases, vessels and hollow-forms, just to name a few. Everyone eventually finds one form that pleases them in some way, whether it's the final product or the turning process itself.

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What is your favorite and least favorite form to turn and why?
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Reply #1 - Apr 3rd, 2017 at 10:20am
 
Hmmmm i don't have a favorite or least favorite form. I make shavings and do artistic design opportunities all the time, mostly because of crappy wood species but never the form. I like to make things, practical things, bowls, plant stands, platters, mice, mini bird houses, big bird houses, hmmmmm.... I guess my least favorite form would be something that has to follow a rigid set of rules.
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Reply #2 - Apr 3rd, 2017 at 12:26pm
 
Just getting into pen turning. Guess least favorite form is straight slim line. Every time I try, it blows up.

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Reply #3 - Apr 3rd, 2017 at 1:56pm
 
My favorite form is a HF.  I don't know why, but I just really enjoy doing them.  My least favorite is a thin plate or platter.  Too easy to get a hole in the bottom--of course, that has never happened to me :-D
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Reply #4 - Apr 4th, 2017 at 6:52am
 
My favorite is NE bowls , especially frown pieses that have voids with lots of character, and my least favorite is pepper mills.
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Reply #5 - Apr 4th, 2017 at 10:50am
 
So far, my favorite pieces to turn have been boxes of differing shapes.

My least favorite have been pens.

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Reply #6 - Apr 5th, 2017 at 2:19pm
 
My favorite form over the past few months have been hollow forms, if you make the opening small enough, you only have to sand the outside  Grin Grin Thumbs Up

My least favorite are large bowls, you have to sand BOTH sides  Cry Cry
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Reply #7 - Apr 6th, 2017 at 7:49pm
 
I seem to gravitate towards small ornamental bird houses.
And why not? I have 3HP and a 24 inch swing. Grin
After that I like hollow forms and eccentric work.
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Reply #8 - Apr 7th, 2017 at 7:54am
 
I have always enjoyed lidded boxes and am enjoying making a series of them lately.

Least favorite? Any special order / request that is for something I'm not into doing at the moment.
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Reply #9 - Apr 8th, 2017 at 7:54am
 
I turn lidded boxes like hollow forms with lids, I find this shape most relaxing to turn.
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Reply #10 - Apr 8th, 2017 at 7:45pm
 
I turn lidded boxes like hollow forms with lids,

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Reply #11 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 6:38am
 
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Reply #12 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 7:29am
 
Very nice Ron what size is it?
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Reply #13 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 8:00am
 
Thanks, its a little over 3" tall.
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Reply #14 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 9:47am
 
Great shape, I've copied and made some similar myself.
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