I'm no turner, and I must ask for your indulgence with this question, but I'd like to know how many of you have a clear idea of what shape you want to obtain when turning a piece or just toss a piece of wood on the lathe and work on it until you're pleased with the shape.
Maybe you use both systems depending on your mood, need or whatsoever.
In other words, do you make any previous sketches at all? Revolution pieces are easy to obtain in SU and you could evaluate your design before using any wood at all. Moreover if you like what you've drawn, getting a template from it is as quick as printing the profile.
I've set up a poll so I can have some sort of statistics with your answers.
Thanks a lot for your cooperation