Question Of The Week... ( 2019 week 14)

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  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Thread Starter

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    What type of projects do you normally make/build? And what is your favorite type to make?




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  2. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Forum Moderator

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    I think for a favorite it's a tie between turning something because its quick and easy and fun to make chips as the project presents itself from a chunk of wood. But I also enjoy scrollsaw work and its challenges and the focus that is required for the detailed fret work I like to do. Most other types of wood working for me are out of necessity or simply wanting to try something new.
     
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  3. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Most of my projects these days are turning, simply because it's new to me and I'm not very good at it, trying to learn and get better. I still do some Flatwork, some out of necessity and I still enjoy it.
     
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    I enjoy turning, but I am trying to learn more about flatwork. I like making turkey calls and turning small bowls.
     
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    Bob Ireland Member Full Member

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    I really like turning platters and then decorating them with carving, pyrography, and/or painting. Lately trying to combine turning a platter and then cutting designs in it using a scroll saw.
     
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    I turn mostly utilitarian stuff. I like to make scoops. handles for Niles bottle openers, pens. I've made several things combining flatwork with turnings.
     
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    I like turning pens...only pens.
     
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    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    I really enjoy building furniture. But my challenge with that is the delayed gratification of a longer term project. I also have a tendency to get most of the way done, then pause for a while before finishing. Because of that, I tend to intersperse some smaller projects that yield more of an instant gratification during the process of a larger project.

    Which reminds me - it's been several weeks since I've worked on the kitchen hutch build. Time to get going on that again and get it finished up...
     
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    First, start with least favorite - pens. I'll have a post on that later on today once I get pictures.

    What I enjoy most is probably segmented turning, then turning in general. I have other projects in mind and in progress, but turning is the thing I like best.
     
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    Flat work is my favorite....furniture, boxes and whatever is needed around the house.
     
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    Have you ever turned a Ruth Niles style coffee scoop? They make excellent gifts.
     
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    I haven't, but may just have to try a couple.
     
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