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Jul 18th, 2017 at 1:14pm
 
QOTW: Do you end up turning the same general shape intentionally or unintentionally?

If intentionally why?
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Re: Shapes
Reply #1 - Jul 19th, 2017 at 8:40am
 
I don't really "end up" turning similar shapes, unless that's what I planned.
There are certain shapes I find more pleasing than others. For instance, one of my favorites is an ogee shaped bowl but I don't turn every bowl that shape.
I prefer to turn most projects as an individual or stand-alone piece. Each piece of wood or glue-up is unique so I try to treat it as such. Using the wood as a guide to the best of my ability.  Many pieces are driven by use which dictates the shape to a degree but there is typically room for some changes.
If I want all my shapes to be the same, I'll get a duplicator.
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Re: Shapes
Reply #2 - Jul 20th, 2017 at 10:12am
 
No, I don't turn things with the same shape, however I do consult the relationship of proportions with most of my turnings.  Early in my hobby I was unaware of this ascetic proportionally and I did not know why some of my turnings looked "dumpy" (bottom heavy) or "lanky" (too tall and narrow).  Now that I understand what is more pleasing, I tend to avoid those errors. Cool
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Re: Shapes
Reply #3 - Jul 20th, 2017 at 11:17am
 
Tom Coghill wrote on Jul 20th, 2017 at 10:12am:
some of my turnings looked "dumpy" (bottom heavy) or "lanky" (too tall and narrow). Now that I understand what is more pleasing

Tom, how subjective do you think this is?
Do you feel it's a personal preference of when something is lanky vs. elegant or dumpy vs. stout? Or do you feel that a piece that is lanky will be seen as too tall and narrow by everyone who has a trained eye?
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Reply #4 - Jul 20th, 2017 at 12:11pm
 
I try to let the wood influence me. What that means is that I have yet to be able to get 2 bowels the same.

Joe, there is a combination of curves that appeal to the eye. No matter where they are. Whether on cars, people or shapes.

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Reply #5 - Jul 20th, 2017 at 10:17pm
 
When I turn the same shape it is usually intentionally.  For the past while I would rather turn a ginger jar or lidded box than about anything else - each time, I try to make the shape a little better than the one previously completed. After a while, the incremental improvement becomes pretty small from one to the next, and sometimes (like last week) I even go backward.  If someone looked at the last series, they would likely say I make everything the same, but I don't feel like I do.

The preceding statement makes perfect nemeses to me but may not to anyone else.  Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #6 - Jul 21st, 2017 at 10:49am
 
Spell checking is running roughshod over the posts today!!!

Bowels and nemeses, indeed! Shocked
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Reply #7 - Jul 22nd, 2017 at 9:06am
 
I always end up with some thing different from what i thought it would look like.
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Reply #8 - Jul 22nd, 2017 at 10:19pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Jul 21st, 2017 at 10:49am:
Spell checking is running roughshod over the posts today!!!

Bowels and nemeses, indeed! Shocked



Smiley and now I can't even fix it - It was supposed to be 'sense', but you already knew that
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