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Derek Lane24/06/2015 14:06:01
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Just thinking what disciplines of woodwork do you enjoy for example carving, turning or maybe cabinet making or maybe other forms not mentioned.

Why did you pick it or did it pick you

I for one enjoy turning as the main form closely followed by toy making which give tremendous pleasure when it is given to the recipient. Having said that I enjoy all forms of woodworking but they are top of the list

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Steven25/06/2015 18:50:30
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It’s furniture/cabinet making for me, some time or should I say too long since making a piece though. It seemed a natural progression from my carpentry background.

No spare time right now, not a good excuse I know, so it’s small bits and pieces for now but I do like a bit of basic turning, I started a Zebrano bowl a couple of months ago but still haven't finished the outside!!

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Derek Lane25/06/2015 20:25:16
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Sound a bit like me 3 or 4 projects on the go at a time some seem to just collect dust

Paul Bodiam26/06/2015 13:22:06
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Primarily musical instrument making for me - which I suppose you could view as a specialised form of box-making

I am a musician, and also like working with my hands, so it was a natural progression for me.

I've branched out into other projects, but always end up coming back to another instrument build.....

It is a truly magical moment when an project 'speaks' for the first time and transforms from an interesting exercise in glue and shavings into a proper musical instrument

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Derek Lane26/06/2015 17:26:26
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Posted by Paul Bodiam on 26/06/2015 13:22:06:

Primarily musical instrument making for me - which I suppose you could view as a specialised form of box-making

I am a musician, and also like working with my hands, so it was a natural progression for me.

I've branched out into other projects, but always end up coming back to another instrument build.....

It is a truly magical moment when an project 'speaks' for the first time and transforms from an interesting exercise in glue and shavings into a proper musical instrument

Edited By Paul Bodiam on 26/06/2015 13:32:41

Are you working on one at the moment Paul

Steven26/06/2015 19:45:10
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A specialised form of box-making is a good description Paul, with the added challenge of acoustic quality.

Finishing a working musical instrument must be hugely satisfying.

sad sam29/06/2015 19:56:07
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hi derek as you know my fav is toy making or should i say heirlooms with the rocking toys

my problem is the grandchildren have outgrown me the youngest is 11 and the eldest 23 so i am now into turning

although hopefullt this year i will manage to make the rocking car ive been going to make for some time now

Derek Lane29/06/2015 20:50:11
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Look forward to the rocking car Robbie, Now you may have to start again when the great grandchildren come alongwink

sad sam30/06/2015 13:01:33
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cant wait derek changing nappies is the best cure for nail biting

though as far as i know there are none iminent

Brian Barber30/06/2015 13:24:28
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Hi Derek,

Interesting to know what other people are getting up to. As for me it's mainly furniture which I design myself, so always on the lookout for ideas which can come from anywhere. As I have said before I do not use any plans just a rough sketch to get me going and then just get stuck into building the project. Recently have been having a go at woodcarving but not as productive as furniture - a lot of work for little return, but that's likely my fault and lack of experience in carving techniques.

Best wishes to all

Brian

Steven03/07/2015 19:50:33
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I struggle with woodcarving Brian, have tried a few times but I think that the more structured approach to woodworking suits me better.

Derek Lane03/07/2015 22:22:14
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I leave that to the wife Robbie.

Brian I am also on the woodcarving learning path have made a Santa and a flower also half way through a carved walking stick top

Alan Morris 407/07/2015 11:07:46
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Difficult to choose the main one discipline. I would like to mixed them up firstly just for sure that you exact understand what, how and with the help of what instruments you need to make some stuff and work with. Then it's necessary to define your best direction. What do you guys think about it? (I like carving, by the way)

Raymond Sanderson08/07/2015 01:13:47
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I am into Steel & Wood and have a number of both projects on the go often.

Wood wise is mainly turning but its dictated by room and $$$ I do have two coffee table tops one Australian Red Cedar the other camphor cut and ready to make legs and finish.

My favourite is Ornamental Turning yet to make my Rose Engine although its in the process and has been for some years.

Pen are evil things LOML started making them but she is a spinner & weave and rough hands do not blend well with fibres like silk. So I got sucked down a portal ATM I am resisting well.

Derek Lane08/07/2015 15:39:48
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Posted by Raymond Sanderson on 08/07/2015 01:13:47:

My favourite is Ornamental Turning yet to make my Rose Engine although its in the process and has been for some years.

Pen are evil things LOML started making them but she is a spinner & weave and rough hands do not blend well with fibres like silk. So I got sucked down a portal ATM I am resisting well.

I have some plans for one made out of MDF of all things.

You know you want to have a go at pens

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