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Jun 19th, 2017 at 7:57am
 
There are many other disciplines within the broad field of woodworking, marquetry, scroll sawing, carving, etc. Although turning is somewhat unique, are there other types of woodworking in your repertoire.  These may be totally separate or used as some type of enhancement for your turning work.
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Are there other types of woodworking that you perform other than turning?
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Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 3:45pm
 
Years of flat work. Started with my Dad when able to hold hammer and straighten out nails. Helped my dad build garage.  Built strpper canoes, duck boat. built in book cases. In process of building a pantry with pull out shelving.
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Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:31pm
 
I have done "woodworking" since I was a cub scout (I am now a many-year graduate of being a Scoutmaster) , even built a 40x20 barn with rough sawn lumber and a chainsaw as there was no AC power nearby (from that I learned you should bring in the power drop earlier Roll Eyes).

Fine woodworking, furniture making and such, I have done a bit, but I always found the need for one-time tools was exhausting on my wallet. 

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Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 9:06pm
 
Like others I have built houses garages and farm outbuildings, and I have tried my hand at some furniture, a few stripper canoes and lots of toys. Woodturning provides a more instant gratification, and is easier on old limbs.
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Reply #4 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 11:12pm
 
Started out with flatwork in '85.  Built furniture for us and cedar chest for the nieces and nephews as they got married. Working full-time and trying to build furniture on the side just doesn't work out.  Would take 6 months to a year to finish a project.  Hated finish work.  Also did remodeling projects whenever we'd move to a new house. Found turning about 10 years ago and do very little flatwork now.  Much happier with this form of woodworking.
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Reply #5 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 9:23am
 
Well so far it seems like the general theme is that many of you used to do other forms of woodworking but no longer.
I suppose I should have said "currently" in the QOTW
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Reply #6 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 10:09am
 
Ed, currently I have sort of a wood working project that I do weekly.  And it does involve the use of a couple of power tools. However, it is not really working with wood but it is green....I mow the lawn  Grin
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Reply #7 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 2:12pm
 
Does chopping moulding for frames count??

I DID turn a nice little plug of wood last nite to fit into the end of a 2" PVC pipe to make a storage tube for some stuff at the store...so there's that. Smiley


Steve.. how soon can you get here with your mower???

The way things are going with the workload in the store and all the rain, It'll be September when I can finally get to the yard!

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Reply #8 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 2:40pm
 
Ralph, I think it would be cheaper to hire someone locally.  My travel cost are pretty high, plus with my 55+ years of experience, you'd be talking a BIG chunk of change. Shocked
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Reply #9 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 4:52pm
 
REALLY????? Are we talking about WHOLE rolls of quarters??? Shocked Shocked

Even tempting you  with lobster dinners?? Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Re: Other than turning
Reply #10 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 6:41pm
 
Steve Doerr wrote on Jun 20th, 2017 at 10:09am:
Ed, currently I have sort of a wood working project that I do weekly.  And it does involve the use of a couple of power tools. However, it is not really working with wood but it is green....I mow the lawn  Grin

That sounds like something I would hear from Len  Smiley
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Jun 20th, 2017 at 2:12pm:
Does chopping moulding for frames count??

Yes it counts, provided you didn't turn it afterwards  Roll Eyes

As for the mowing, it's too hot this week (currently 107)
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Reply #11 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 7:18pm
 
Two days last week close to 90 along the coast, and then back down into the high 60's/ low 70's all the way into this weekend!!  ...(and lobsters!!!) Thumbs Up


The SUFFERING!!!! Shocked Shocked Grin Grin
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Reply #12 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 7:54pm
 
Ralph, if you really want me to come up to mow you will need to send me at least two samples of the lobster you're trying to pay me with.  I will have to determine the quality before I can determine the price.
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Re: Other than turning
Reply #13 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 9:45pm
 
I spend more time on the scroll saws than anything else. I'm self taught, & in the last 26+ years, I've done just about everything on the scroll saw. Bowls, dream catchers, animals, combines in the field, plaques, you name it. I cut my own feathers for the dream catchers on the scroll saw. Take a look at my fb page sawdust haven.
In the last two years, I've started picking up turning. I don't get to spend much time at it because I've got so many scroll projects to do. I build cedar chests & toy boxes, repair light furniture, drawer repair. Most anything woodworking, but I still have a lot to learn in some things, too.
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Reply #14 - Jun 21st, 2017 at 6:19pm
 
Woodworking for me is a hobby to serve as enjoyment and a way to have a relaxing challenge. 3 decades ago my dream started while looking at the Grizzly catalog and that dream was to make wooden Toy Vehicles of which the last few years I've been able to do. Here's a few of my recent builds,
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