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Ed Weber
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Keeping track
Jul 9th, 2018 at 8:53am
 
How do you keep track of what you're turned?
Do you number your pieces, take a photo, name it or something else?

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How do you keep track of your turnings?
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #1 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 10:42am
 
I will typically take a photo or 10 and write down the basics, wood species, finish, date, that sort of thing, that I keep on my PC. If I do name a piece, it's more descriptive than anything else, no cryptic titles that require a long explanation.
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #2 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 11:16am
 
They get an inventory number on the bottom, then a digital photo, stored on the hard drive. On my Facebook "store front" the specifics as to species, size, finish and price are indicated.
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #3 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 12:58pm
 
don't! Glenn
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #4 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 4:46pm
 
I try to photograph each thing I (successfully) turn... It goes on the hard drive and, hopefully, eventually gets massaged a little with Photoshop and then posted on my turning photo gallery. If I get busy and rushed for time, then all bets are off.

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Re: Keeping track
Reply #5 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 5:32pm
 
I number each piece and photograph it.  I also keep a spreadsheet that includes number, wood type, dimensions, date, price and where and when sold.  I keep all of this on my computer, and backup hard drive.
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #6 - Jul 11th, 2018 at 3:42pm
 
I dutifully established a system to number my turnings.  the number code included the type of wood, where the wood came from, the year, month and then a sequential numbering system.  It was GREAT!  I also included a section for notes so that I could describe the turning and include links to photos of the turning. GREAT!! Thumbs Up

Well, it turns out I am a better turner than a record keeper... Angry

Now I sign the turnings, that's all.
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #7 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 9:20am
 
I take a pic of the unusual or special things but trying to photo everything is crazy.  One top is pretty much like another and the same with bangles and other smalls
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #8 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 12:08pm
 
description & number
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 7:18pm
 
If I like it, I will probably take a picture to share.  Otherwise, not much of a system for keeping track and that is OK with me.  I'd rather be turning.
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #10 - Jul 13th, 2018 at 12:51pm
 
Sequential numbering beginning with the year, i.e., 18XXX and then listed on a spread sheet which has item #, size, species of wood, finish, price and date finished.

Small items like tops, bottle stoppers, boxes, birdhouses  just get signed, or not.
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Re: Keeping track
Reply #11 - Jul 13th, 2018 at 6:07pm
 
I don't record them at all. They get piled into a closet or cupboard until the space is filled. Then I do a purge to make room for newer things. The purged go to a friend with a wood stove.
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