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post #1 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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I'm attempting the impossible

I have attempted the impossible and I'd like your help/feedback.

I have attempted to define, with both words and images, the differences among the various turned objects such as open form, hollow form, bowl, pedestal bowl, vase, urn, and so forth.

I didn't even KNOW about some of these distinctions before I started researching this stuff for the glossary, so I will not be even remotely offended if you point out to me that I don't know my ass from my elbow. I thought I had found my ass last week, but it turned out to be just a hole in the ground.

Look under "lathe turnings" at:

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/person...dpics/_g_L.htm

I'd appreciate hearing back about anything I've gotten wrong.

Thanks,

Paul

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Wow! That IS a challenging task! Kudos for being brave enough to even attempt it!

In an article I wrote some time ago I had a hard time even explaining the difference between "spindle turning" and "face plate / chuck turning"! It's not as simple to define as one would think!

I think you're on the right track. I'm sure some will argue semantics with your descriptions but you've got to draw lines somewhere. Of course there's going to be some overlap but you've done a good job of defining the primary characteristics of each category.
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BTW, I like your definition of "vessel". I might add that ANY turning can be called a "vessel" when we want it to sound high-falutin and expensive.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 01:22 PM
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It depends on the material sometime

A vase is a ceramic, glass, pottery, "vessel"
An urn has a symbolic or religious purpose. It can also be a metal "vessel" with a lid for pouring liquids, such as tea or coffee.
It seems that "vessel" is the generic term for a hollow container regardless of it's use or the material from which it is made. That's what I thought, but looked it up to be sure. I took a pottery class or 2 back when, and made a few "vases". bill

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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That's a really useful glossary for someone new (like me).

Thanks.
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That is Great, are you doing that whole thing by your self or just the part about turning,

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Bill, you are right on all counts of course and you have reminded me that I neglected to do one of the things I had originally intended which was to put in a caveat that I am only trying to define the terms as used by WOODWORKERS, not the English language.

Steve, this is all my effort. I've put in over 1,000 hours so far plus I have spent several hundred dollars on various books. There is still a LOT of work to do.

This is just an adjunct to my REAL web site (URL below my name) where I spend most of my energy (although I have to admit that throughout 2009 I focused more on the glossary).

Thanks all ...

Paul

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This is incredible ,I could spend hours reading this.

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This is incredible ,I could spend hours reading this.
Good ... that's why I'm doing it.

You can never have too much pepperoni on your pizza or own too many clamps.
www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/
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Post Let me save you Some time~

WOODTURNING
A foundation Course
New Addition~ by Keith Rowley
from A-Z this book is a must for the introduction into wood turning,,,IMPO.

No sense trying to reinvent the wheel. Cool site- thanks, thought this was just for names of turnings ,,, my Ap

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