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Thread: Proposed Fun Turning (Long)

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    Proposed Fun Turning (Long)

    I was just thinking today after reading a number of posts having to do with various turning projects. I often see wood that is used for various projects that is unique to certain parts of the country. Now, I’m not talking about the exotic stuff from other countries that you can go and buy but native woods that grow in specific areas of the US. When I see those projects I often wonder how nice it would be to try some of that particular wood. I got to thinking that it would be
    cool to have a wood swap and project post. If you’ve ever played Dirty Santa it would work kind of like that. Here’s the idea.
    Everyone wanting to participate would agree to the following:
    Select a blank of native wood, to your area of the country.
    Send picture of wood to the moderator by _______date.
    Wood can not be purchased at a lumber store or on the internet.
    The blank must not be smaller than 4” x 4” x 4” and not larger than 8” x 8” x 8”.
    Participant agrees to send the blank at their expense to the determined receiver.
    The receiver agrees to create a project and post pictures of the results at an agreed upon, by the group time, between 30 and 60 days after all have received their wood.

    Dirty Turning:

    A moderator is selected, preferably a non participant they are sent pics of the blanks by the participants. The moderator assigns random numbers to the pictures after they have all been received. The moderator assigns the participants the draw order based on the order in which their entry is received.
    On the first turn, the participant with draw order 1 chooses a number, and is shown the picture with that corresponding number. It is revealed to all the other participants, this done by way of the forum.
    On the second turn, the participant with draw order 2 gets the choice of "stealing" 1’s blank or receiving a new draw blank. If 2 steals 1's blank, then 1 must be given a new draw blank.
    On the third turn, the participant with draw order 3 gets the choice of "stealing" either 1’s or 2’s blank, or receiving a new one.

    Turns:

    The turn proceeds until a blank is chosen and received. If your blank is stolen you may steal from someone else that has a "live" blank.
    Once a blank is stolen, it can not be stolen again until the next turn. This rule prevents the stealing and re-stealing of a blank from creating an infinite loop.
    A blank is "dead" once a blank has been stolen 3 times.
    All "live" blanks are visible in the thread for request by a potential thief.

    Conclusion

    The blank exchange typically ends when the last blank is chosen and received.
    However, if the first player has not had a chance to steal a blank, they may be permitted to do so at this time.
    If the first draw order participant steals a blank, their blank then becomes the blank of the participant stolen from.
    Last edited by Christopher K. Hartley; 04-23-2006 at 6:39 PM.
    Success is the sum of Failure and Learning

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    Ok...it took me three times....but I think I got it. Except the part
    It is revealed to all the
    other participants, this done on the NG.
    What's NG?
    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Hart
    Ok...it took me three times....but I think I got it. Except the part

    What's NG?
    The NG is the News Group or Forum, Thanks I'll change that now.
    Success is the sum of Failure and Learning

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    Oh...Ok. I voted for it. Interesting.
    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

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    Why not go 1 more step and have everyone turn something from the blank they receive and repete the process again! I'd love to start a collection of different artists! Seems like it would be a great way to get one started!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Rosenzweig
    Why not go 1 more step and have everyone turn something from the blank they receive and repete the process again! I'd love to start a collection of different artists! Seems like it would be a great way to get one started!
    Hey great idea and we could get autographs as well!
    Success is the sum of Failure and Learning

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    I got confused right after you said
    I was just thinking today
    but that neither surprises nor alarms me.

    I'm in, even though I have no idea what I'm "in" to.
    Only the Blue Roads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Hoyt
    I got confused right after you said but that neither surprises nor alarms me.

    I'm in, even though I have no idea what I'm "in" to.
    That's ok Andy, alot of folks ask me not to think. If you think you are confused you should be on this end.
    Success is the sum of Failure and Learning

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    Talking

    you know, i'm new to your forum and i'd love to jump in if you'll have me

    laurie[IMG]images/icons/icon10.gif[/IMG]

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    And the party of the first part...
    You're not in charge of the prescription program are you?

    Pete
    A few hours south of Steve Schlumpf

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie sullivan
    you know, i'm new to your forum and i'd love to jump in if you'll have me

    laurie[IMG]images/icons/icon10.gif[/IMG]
    You are WELCOME to jump in!! The more the better! Thanks, What do you turn on Laurie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan
    And the party of the first part...
    You're not in charge of the prescription program are you?

    Pete
    Hey, I was going to ask Andy to write it but then it would have been clear.
    Success is the sum of Failure and Learning

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    i started about 3 years ago and it's like a good fishing pole.......you just can't put it down. i have sold pens and given away bowls. i love to buy and trade wood. thanks for the invite. let me know when we start.

    laurie

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    OK, after some hesitation, being a brand new turner and all, I'm in. At first I wasn't sure where I'd get wood that wasn't "store bought", but we have a certain tree that's going to be taken down in the next few weeks (if the arborists are on schedule). Of course, if the timing doesn't work out, I may be in trouble, but I'll see what I can scavenge.

    My skills are still not very well developed, but if I end up with some nice wood, I'll sure try to do it justice!

    Erin
    For all your days prepare and treat them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear; When you are the hammer, strike.

  15. Say what? Can you say that again, Andy?
    Big Mike

    I have done so much with so little for so long I am now qualified to do anything with nothing......

    P.S. If you are interested in plans for any project that I post, just put some money in an envelope and mail it to me and I will keep it.

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