• Welcome Ornamental Turning International members. CLICK HERE to go to the new OTI forum.

    To read the announcement, CLICK HERE.
  • Congratulations to James Seyfried winner of the December 2022 Turning Challenge (click here for details)
  • Congratulations to Vincent Luciani for "Flower Vase series #9" being selected as Turning of the Week of January 30, 2023 (click here for details)
  • It's time to cast your TWO VOTES in the January 2023 Turning Challenge. (click here for details)
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Final Results for October 2022 Turning Challenge for Beginners

Vote for your two top choices for best bowl

  • Brett Johnson

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Brian Gustin

    Votes: 5 6.6%
  • David Wrate

    Votes: 5 6.6%
  • Greg Carrier

    Votes: 10 13.2%
  • Jake Charlson

    Votes: 41 53.9%
  • John Walls

    Votes: 14 18.4%
  • Lucas Askland

    Votes: 5 6.6%
  • Michael Anderson

    Votes: 11 14.5%
  • Nathan Roper

    Votes: 15 19.7%
  • Richard Morgan

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Tyler Stocksdale

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Warren Grill

    Votes: 18 23.7%

  • Total voters
    76
  • Poll closed .

Bill Boehme

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It is now time for forum members to vote in the October turning challenge. The October Turning Challenge was for beginners only and the challenge was to turn a bowl. The ground rules for the bowl were:
  • The challenge was all about form and not beautiful wood so scrap lumber or plain vanilla wood were perfect for the challenge.
  • The diameter must be between 5 and 9 inches.
  • The height of your bowl should be no greater than 2½ inches.
  • No vertical sides and no flat bottoms were allowed.
  • Embellishments were not allowed.
  • Any kind of finish or no finish.
  • The objective was to turn a shallow bowl that had a smooth continuous curve throughout without any humps, bumps, dips (AKA, dig-ins or catches), corners, or straight sections.
  • An even wall thickness on the bowl was a goal, but since calipers don't work too well on a photograph this was just a "give it your best shot", but not a requirement. (we will take your word that the wall thickness is sort of constant).
  • This was not a thin-turning contest so thicker walls were perfectly alright.
  • Examples of a smooth continuous curve included elliptical, hemisphere, parabolic, catenary, or anything similar. Other more advanced shapes such as ogee and calabash were not allowed.
There is a change in the voting rules this month. Since it may be difficult to narrow your choice down to just one bowl, you are now allowed two votes. You can't vote twice for the same bowl and both of your votes carry equal weight. Once you have voted, you won't be able to go back and change your votes. After you have voted, you can track the vote totals. The voting is secret (just like a real election), so nobody else can see who you voted for (not even the moderators/administrators). The voting will end at midnight UTC on October 31, 2022. In case of a tie vote, the forum moderators will "Zoom" together in a virtual reality waist-deep shavings-filled shop to determine the winner.

You can click on any of the images below to see the original post with the full-size images


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David_Wrate.jpgWWWGregg_Carrier.jpg


Jake_Charlson.jpgWWWJohn_Walls.jpg


Lucas_Askland.jpgWWWMichael_Anderson.jpg


Nathan_Roper.jpgWWWRichard_Morgan.jpg


Tyler_Stocksdale.jpgWWWWarren_Grill.jpg
 

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No matter how the vote turns out, every single one of these is turners is a winner.
Most of them have never posted a photo. For many, this was their first post on the forum (or very nearly so).
So welcome and congratulations to everyone for putting yourself out there. Asking others to look at your work does take a bit of courage (especially the first few times).

We hope to see more from you all over in the gallery!
 

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Congratulations to Jake Charlson, the winner of the October turning challenge ... very well done. And, thank you to all the new turners who participated in the challenge. As Dave Landers said, each of you who participated is a winner. Also, we appreciate the participation by all of the forum members who helped to select the winner of this challenge.

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No matter how the vote turns out, every single one of these is turners is a winner.
Most of them have never posted a photo. For many, this was their first post on the forum (or very nearly so).
So welcome and congratulations to everyone for putting yourself out there. Asking others to look at your work does take a bit of courage (especially the first few times).

We hope to see more from you all over in the gallery!
Nicely said Dave!! Congratulations to all of them!!
 
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