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how many bowls have you made?

i don't know if anyone has asked this but i was curious as to how many bowls you guys have made in your lifetime and how long you've making them. a rough estimate is fine. lets see some numbers! i'll start off, I've made 64 bowls and i've been doing it for about a year and a half now. I'm addicted

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5 bowls, I have been turning about 1 1/2 months, doing more pens bottle stoppers, etc.

I measured it once, and I cut it twice, and it's still too short......
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Went back and looked at sales numbers for the last 3 years. Sold 77 bowls. So I have turned over a 100 already.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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40 or so thanks to all the great teachers on this forum.
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Very nice!! Pretty good numbers sawdust.....

I measured it once, and I cut it twice, and it's still too short......
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Very nice!! Pretty good numbers sawdust.....
I agree!

Tcleve, looks like you got a lot of purty bowl decorations around your house looks nice!

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I would say I've turned about a dozen or so bowls since Christmas. That's when I starts it.
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I have not earthly idea. I've been turning for more than 25 years and make several a year. I don't turn a lot of bowls. Just don't find them that much fun but sometimes a piece of wood just wants to be a bowl. I probably turn a dozen or more a year. at least that's what I think but I have probably have 30 or more rough turned blanks sitting in the shop right now and I've only turned those in the last 2 years or less.
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9 or 10 since I started in December. I hope to start turning more, about 1 bowl every week...we'll see!
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I dont have any idea been turning for 10 years an do more hollow vessells now still turn bowls but just dont count, there never around to long to colect dust

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Only 2. They were back when I took a class in school. Now I just got back into turning with my own tools and haven't turned any yet.
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Zero, mostly make large gauge organic body jewelry, but also make jars"boxes" and tobacco pipes. Well mostly just rough in the shape of the pipe then actually sculpt and carve the design of the pipe.
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I've finish turned about 20 bowls, and there are 4 more that are drying out after rough turning. I've abandoned 3 or 4 others that simply weren't going well (cracks, punky, etc.)

Been doing bowls for nearly a year now.

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I've been turning for just over a year and can count around 30 bowls. I'm mainly drawn to hollow forms but bowls are fun to do when I get tired of hollowing.

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I've abandoned 3 or 4 others that simply weren't going well (cracks, punky, etc.)
Good will power! I seem to like to spend extra time finishing pieces like that so they can take up space in the corner of the shop collecting dust:).
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Good will power! I seem to like to spend extra time finishing pieces like that so they can take up space in the corner of the shop collecting dust:).
LOL ... I've been meaning to take this type of thing to the bandsaw to cut them in half. It would show me how well I was doing keeping the walls uniform thickness, etc, up to the point where I abandon the effort.

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I don't turn much any more 'cause I turned so much when I DID turn that I am WAY backed up with bowls that haven't sold. I turned about 500 in 6 or 7 years and have maybe another 100 blanks built up although some of those blanks are so old I may NEVER get to them since I keep making better ones.

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I don't turn much any more 'cause I turned so much when I DID turn that I am WAY backed up with bowls that haven't sold. I turned about 500 in 6 or 7 years and have maybe another 100 blanks built up although some of those blanks are so old I may NEVER get to them since I keep making better ones.
Wow! that's alot of bowls! and hey, if you don't want those blanks, send em my way! i've got none!

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i have only turned about 20 or so. it seems like there is never enough time in the day to evering i want or need to do
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Wow! that's alot of bowls! and hey, if you don't want those blanks, send em my way! i've got none!
You might or might not find them enjoyable to turn, but I'll send you a couple if you pay the postage AND promise to post pics of the results. Here's one pile of 60 or 70 of them:

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I'm so lackadaisical about them these days, that I have 40 or so that have been sitting around for many months waiting for a few more coats of poly. Here's one shelf of those:

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I wasn't expecting that from you phinds! I would absolutely love that if you sent a few my way. i wouldn't mind paying postage at all, even a little extra if you wanted. You'd have my word as far as posting pics too. I haven't turned awesome looking blanks like those so pics would be guaranteed to go up!

PS. the completed bowls look beautiful! nice work!

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