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General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by GBF on July 17, 2019, 10:27:53 PM »
I am not answering every comment as I am more interested in what members think than what I think
This thread is getting a lot of interest and comments I wonder why that is ,maybe because others have noticed the lack of input on some threads

Regards George
General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by The Bowler Hatted Turner on July 17, 2019, 10:19:37 PM »
Of course the other thing could be lack of time, sometimes I just quickly scan the forum to see what is new but don't always have the luxury to compose a decent reply orthe type of reply that the piece deserves, which then brings me back to whay I said earlier, if I can't find anything nice to say (and now add in ) the time to write something nice to say, so for example a fair critique, then better off saying nothing.As an example of time starvation I notice my first reply this evening was 7.49, it is now 22.16. I have been sat at this computer all evening doing other work and in all that period of time I have not been able to stop and type a nice critique.....and now it is time for bed.
General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by GBF on July 17, 2019, 09:58:54 PM »
I have always beleaved Derek that if you put pictures on a Forum you should be prepared to receive C & C anyway.
If you saw some of the comments and Critique I received on my work when I started it would make your eyes water but years ago we soaked it all up and moved on.

Regards George
General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by Derek on July 17, 2019, 09:50:49 PM »
Thank you, George and glad you took my question to you in the manner in which I intended it as I am not always good at putting things down in the written word.

I must confess that on many occasions I forget to put C & C welcome at the bottom of my posts but do like to have it. Sometimes I have already seen the problem after I have posted a piece
General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by GBF on July 17, 2019, 09:41:35 PM »
That is a fair Question Dereck.
To be honest I have not looked at the Forum for probably a year or more I used to look every day and comment on most things with more than a that is nice .
I did find that a lot of members resented any honest Critique and went into a sulk if you did not say what they wanted to hear.To be honest looking at some of their work now they have not improved this is the result of not taking on board critique from more experianced turners but that is anothe subject.
Beleave it or not I have been contacted by several Members asking why I dont use the Forum anymore.
I thought I would start putting a few things up and do some WIP's and see if anybody is interested and when I looked I could see a few were puting pictures up but Members were not commenting which seems a shame.
Does that answer your question Derek

Regards George
General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by Derek on July 17, 2019, 09:18:05 PM »
I know that you brought the subject up George just out of interest how many of those that have posted work did you comment on and those that you did not was there a reason.
General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by Les Symonds on July 17, 2019, 09:16:51 PM »
I think you misunderstand Les it is not about my posts that was just an example.

Regards George
...Hi George...i appreciated that....I was just quoting your recent post as an example. I think that the use of social media is now so widespread that it's going to make many forums somewhat less popular than they used to be. Woodturners Unlimited is a recent example of just how a woodturning forum was struggling with exactly the type of problem that you were highlighting, and which has now even gone to the extreme of closing its web-site and forum, and relying purely on a Facebook page.

General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by John D Smith on July 17, 2019, 08:55:37 PM »

 Hi George,
                I can understand your frustrations about the number of views on Gallery postings but very little comments I am sure this is the same on most Forums some just look but don't like to comment for whatever reason it is the same as people who post on the Forum just to sell Items then never post again but then looking on the positive side of this it may do members some good if they can buy tools at bargain prices. Nothing in this world is perfect but please members don't stop posting.
                      Regards John
General Discussion / Re: Gallery Stat's
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 17, 2019, 08:33:23 PM »

I'm sort of with you. I often look and don't immediately comment, I might look a couple of times over a day or so, just to be sure I've seen whatever it is correctly and I'm not just making a comment for the sake of it.

I also make sure that where something has not been commented on, even some days (or a week+ if I've been away) later gets a comment from me.
General Discussion / Re: how far do you grind your tools down???
« Last post by The Bowler Hatted Turner on July 17, 2019, 07:57:57 PM »
Short tool I can cope with it's short handles I find a problem. That's why when OI have to buy a new tool I try and get it unhandles. Certain makers are really bad for this.

Seems to be the answer to that problem, make your own! How many of us just get used to our tools and find it slightly awkward to use any other?
Many years ago when I worked on the bench we played a game lunchtime, the conversation was similar to this thread(it was a face to face conversation in those days, social media had not been invented)we talked about being able to recognise your own tools just by the feel of them, so lunchtime we duly laid in a line hammers from about 20 different joiners and then blindfold you had to pick out your own one. The older more experienced ones picked them out first time every time which reinforces what you have just said Ron, you do get used to you own kit. I have for the first time in years changed a wheel on one of my grinders, the angle that I grind at now has changed very slightly because of this,also just after changing the grind I had my first serious catch for many years so I am sure there is something in it.
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