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General Discussion / Re: Really skilled carver required
« Last post by Derek on January 17, 2018, 10:11:42 PM »
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Gallery / Re: Combination locking box
« Last post by John D Smith on January 17, 2018, 09:31:45 PM »

  Dave, I made a comment earlier on this peice it certainly was not meant to be destructive to me the one way to improve is to accept

           the comments in the spirit they were intended. :)

           Nick, please stop trying to stir things up.

                                          Regards John   
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General Discussion / Re: Really skilled carver required
« Last post by GBF on January 17, 2018, 08:59:15 PM »
There are lots of Carving clubs and I think there is a carvers Guild

Regards George
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General Discussion / Really skilled carver required
« Last post by The Bowler Hatted Turner on January 17, 2018, 08:45:47 PM »
I have been asked to look at making a carving to replace one that has been stolen from a chapel. My first question is do we have any really skilled carvers in our group? If so please PM me. Secondly how do you price a carving? by the square inch perhaps? but what if it is in the round? Thoughts appreciated.
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Gallery / Re: Combination locking box
« Last post by happy amateur on January 17, 2018, 04:58:44 PM »
Have a look at Carl Jacobson's youtube channel. he has made on of these. It might help

Fred Taylor
Orchard-woodturners.org.uk
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Gallery / Re: Combination locking box
« Last post by GBF on January 17, 2018, 03:37:41 PM »
My feelings are if you dont want comments or critique then maybe you should not put things on an open forum.
As far as I can see Dave has not complained just somebody else moaning on his behalf.
Grown men being bullied and having hurt feelings what is this country comming too.

Regards George
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Gallery / Re: Combination locking box
« Last post by The Bowler Hatted Turner on January 17, 2018, 03:32:05 PM »
 I agree with Pete that sometimes comments on the forum don't come across the way they were intended .We need different little smiley face things. How can we show that the expression on our face is a helpful one and that we have an arm around a shoulder when we are talking about another person's work? I don't think any on this forum set out to make destructive comments and we do have the agreement that if we can't say anything nice then say nothing at all but that does not help the other person. Also, surely at the end of the day honesty is the best policy, I would prefer honest comments that would help me to improve rather than everyone saying how nice an article is when in fact it is a heap of s***. And no one has said that. It's a  bit like my old school reports..... works very hard but could do better! ::)
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Gallery / Re: Combination locking box
« Last post by bodrighywood on January 17, 2018, 11:57:32 AM »
I am sure noone was criticising to be destructive. What you have achieved is commendable. Certainly don't give up. The idea is to point out how you can do better not to wreck confidence. I have lost count of the things I have made that I was really pleased with at first in the workshop then saw it in a better light or perhaps when someone else looked at it and saw the faults or areas where I could do better. If you are able to make something like this that works it is well worth the extra effort to aim for better quality. Sometimes critique comes across harder here online than when said face to face.

Pete
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Gallery / Re: Combination locking box
« Last post by Nick Simpson on January 17, 2018, 09:40:52 AM »


First time that I have put my head above the parapet in this group with a picture of my work.
When I have a few hours to spare and nothing else to do I might look at it again but doubtful that I shall bother to try to make another.
Oh dear and you didn’t even ask for criticism. 
This post was rescued for you by fuzzyturns with an exceptional piece of constructive critique. Well done fuzzy.
Don’t be bullied from posting. Be prepared to receive some knocks and ignore unconstructive comments. If your are really offended then take up the issue with the moderators - it’s been done before. AWGB promotes itself as an education driven organisation promoting highest standards and that should include critique on this forum
I look forward to your next post
Kind regards Nick
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Gallery / Re: Combination locking box
« Last post by The Bowler Hatted Turner on January 17, 2018, 09:39:14 AM »
Dave I applaud your making of this. I ocassionally do segmented turning and something like your box I would equate to that. I know that others here have highlighted one or two problems but I think the effort you have put in is very good. I do wonder if you should look at the lighting in your workshop, after turning for 7 years you will have the skills to make this box so there may be another reason why the end product is not as good as you would wish it. I had a similar problem and now have various magnifying glasses and my workshop looks like the illuminations from a norther holiday town by the sea.
Just a thought.
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