Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
“Yes, as I said I have seen lots of them on the internet.”
Reason for link people see some good, not so good and excellent examples. Not all examples of pierced turning by individuals and turning clubs web sites listed on Google images. Would take weeks to compile a complete list.
“Uh, you're not agreeing with ME. What I said was that I think it would be "well under 10%". Do you really think it's that many (10%)? You absolutely could be right, but it would surprize me.”
Why should I agree with you, turners have different aspirations and approaches to new challenges? I cannot tell you how many men and women have tried their hand at pierced turnings over the eons turning wood has been around. People that tried their hand at piercing probably higher than 10%. People that can sell their pierced turning worldwide probably 10%.
People that actually sell everything they turn may well be below 10% worldwide. Most professional make more money from teaching, demonstrating, writing, and selling turning products than turning out put.
“As for it being worth a go, that's purely subjective. From my point of view, it isn't but I am well aware that not everyone shares that POV.”
You have one pierced bowl under your belt and do not want to do another. Okay that is fine.
For years considered pens turning a waste of time until tried it. First couple Slimline pens had me thinking boy making pens idiot proof. Really shocked when Murphy’s Law struck and humbled me. Murphy’s Law did not stop me from learning from mistakes and turning more sophisticated pen kits.
Just got back into doing some spiral work and re-learning lesson somehow forgot about.
So when get into pierced turnings, want good form turned thin in which to start with. Pretty sure Murphy’s Law may slow me down some, but after couple mistakes will be outstanding.