View Poll Results: Do you plan your turned pieces?

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  • No, never. I just put a piece of wood on the lathe and see what comes out

    3 5.08%
  • Sometimes yes, sometimes not it depends on what I want to achieve

    35 59.32%
  • Yes, but I change it if I don't like how it is coming out

    20 33.90%
  • Always, and I stick to my original idea unles I get a catch

    4 6.78%
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Thread: A question from a flatworker to turners

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    A question from a flatworker to turners

    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
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    CAREFUL toni,, your slidun.. quick grab ahold and let me lead you to the solid flat ground where your safe again
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    CAREFUL toni,, your slidun.. quick grab ahold and let me lead you to the solid flat ground where your safe again
    Thanks Larry, but don't worry, so far I have no intention in falling into the vortex, it is just plain curiosity
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    I voted your second choice, but both 2 & 3 would apply to my techniques... I may start a piece that I'm thinking about a particular shape, but realize the wood isn't going to do what I want and adjust the design accordingly... on smaller pieces, and my peppermills, I can pretty much decide what I want it to look like and stay with it, but the bigger pieces I just go with the flow.
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    I also would have picked both 2 and 3. More often than not, I only have a general idea of what I'm after, and the details fill themselves in as I go.
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    I to could have checked 2 or 3.
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    Where most of what I turn now has a "set" shape I have a good idea before I start. But as with most every thing in life one must adapt as they go.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    It depends...if the project is art I have a little more leeway. If the project is a spindle turning such as Dave Richard's spindles for his ship's wheel or the turned feet for a friends kitchen table legs.....or turned knobs for a piece of furniture.....like the cherry pedestal table I'm finishing right now....those types of projects demand some pretty critical dimensions and details with little leeway for "design changes". Art....I can make some "design" changes.

    It really is project dependent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Thanks Larry, but don't worry, so far I have no intention in falling into the vortex, it is just plain curiosity
    Do I not have some proof that you use a lathe?
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Just in case you forgot Toni
    Do recognize these guys?
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