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Old 01-14-2019, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which do you turn the most of?

Acrylics or wood?
I turned a lot of wood, but nowadays I find myself turning way more acrylics.
I find them more interesting & challenging to turn is why.

How about YOU ??

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wood by far. Almost all of my customer prefer the natural beauty of wood over acrylics.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wood here also. Nothing beats the look of a nice wood grain in my opinion.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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itsy bitsy pieces of wood.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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When I was still active in doing shows, my customers preferred wood. Out of a 100 pens and pencils, over 90 percent of the sales would be wood. Women tended to pick the lighter colors, and men the darker colored wood. It was the children who preferred the acrylic, but the children were not the buyers, mom and dad were.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I love wood, but find most sales, other than my Tru-Oil finished Black Walnut gun-themed pens, are items made from plastic blanks.
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Default Wood

Wood, wood and more wood.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I prefer wood and lately I've been leaning back towards a friction finish after 600 grit.. Just feels more natural and warm rather than the plasticy CA Finish. IMHO

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I turn both. However, I get a lot of free wood scrap from bowyers (bow makers) and other woodworkers. So right now I'm only turning wood to free up some space.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I switch back and forth, for no reason. I prefer wood, but still turn a lot of acrylic.
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