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Fun Fact --- What is the Average Age

  • 5--19

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 20--29

    Votes: 8 3.0%
  • 30--39

    Votes: 22 8.3%
  • 40--49

    Votes: 34 12.8%
  • 50--59

    Votes: 84 31.6%
  • 60--69

    Votes: 78 29.3%
  • 70--79

    Votes: 37 13.9%
  • 80--89

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • 90--eternal happiness

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    266

jttheclockman

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No hard questions. No thinking involved. No reason to have a debate. No reason for decoder rings. No names needed. Just having a little fun and with all the new members joining every day our little group is growing. Thought it would be interesting to see what the average age of this group is??? Not sure what the stats would mean or if they can be used in any marketing benefit because basically penturning is one of those hobbies that is fit for any age. So how old are you???:biggrin:
 
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bobleibo

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Wow, there's sure a lot of you old people around here....and a lot who are in denial~
 

jttheclockman

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Someone say something about Saturday??? It is Saturday already?? What month is this??? Can you tell I am bored???:smile:

I thought there may be a problem. Skip and Bob brought it up. Do the best you can. Have your significant others help you if need be. :smile::smile:
 

Dale Allen

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:biggrin:BTW, if you had to calculate the number based on you birth year, you must say so and take back your vote!:biggrin:
 

jttheclockman

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I like looking at the rise and then the fall. What I want to know is what happens to those in the middle. Don't they stay with it:smile: Talk about losing momentum:smile:
 

Smitty37

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87% over 50.
That's because it takes that long to save up enough money to afford this goofy hobby!!!!
Well until I retired from my 'career' job in my mid fifties, I wouldn't have had the time. Full time job (50 hrs + per week), small farm, 6 kids going through school and college all active in athletics (49 varsity letters in high school) and 23 sports a couple JV but mostly varsity at Div 3 schools among them in college (1 had no college sports). So my time was pretty well spoken for.
 

Marnat3

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87% over 50.
That's because it takes that long to save up enough money to afford this goofy hobby!!!!
Well until I retired from my 'career' job in my mid fifties, I wouldn't have had the time. Full time job (50 hrs + per week), small farm, 6 kids going through school and college all active in athletics (49 varsity letters in high school) and 23 sports a couple JV but mostly varsity at Div 3 schools among them in college (1 had no college sports). So my time was pretty well spoken for.

Hmph, Slacker!:biggrin:
 

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It doesn't surprise me to see the numbers largest in the 50+ range - as children grow up and move out and then as one moves into retirement, they find more time to pursue and enjoy a hobby.

At 32, it looks like I got into this earlier than many might! With a young family, it definitely is hard to find time to pursue my woodworking hobby as much as I may want to, but I'm glad to at least have the little time I've got that I can dedicate to it. I'm also very happy that my toddler son loves being in the shop with me and am looking forward to passing on this skill and passion to him.
 

Sabaharr

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Well I just wanted to say ,,,,, what did I want to say? Oh yeah, I was ,, something ,, and then ,,, Oh the heck with it.
 

CREID

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Another shameless bump.:smile:
That's cheating.:biggrin::biggrin::eek::cool:
I know but thought we would wake this crowd up. There sure is more than 162 members here. Just like all other threads they fall off the first couple pages and they go into cyberspace. :smile:
Maybe they slipped into the 90 to eternal happiness area.
I wonder just how many more than 162 are actually active members?
I'm sure a lot, but not near as many as there are members I'll bet.
Just think, if every member posted at least once on the same day!
Can you say CRASH?

Curt
 

jttheclockman

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Another shameless bump.:smile:
That's cheating.:biggrin::biggrin::eek::cool:
I know but thought we would wake this crowd up. There sure is more than 162 members here. Just like all other threads they fall off the first couple pages and they go into cyberspace. :smile:
Maybe they slipped into the 90 to eternal happiness area.
I wonder just how many more than 162 are actually active members?
I'm sure a lot, but not near as many as there are members I'll bet.
Just think, if every member posted at least once on the same day!
Can you say CRASH?

Curt
Yes i think we had this discussion before. Sure is a lot of views for that amount of members voting. :smile:

http://www.penturners.org/forum/f17/active-members-132774/index3.html
 

CREID

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Another shameless bump.:smile:
That's cheating.:biggrin::biggrin::eek::cool:
I know but thought we would wake this crowd up. There sure is more than 162 members here. Just like all other threads they fall off the first couple pages and they go into cyberspace. :smile:
Maybe they slipped into the 90 to eternal happiness area.
I wonder just how many more than 162 are actually active members?
I'm sure a lot, but not near as many as there are members I'll bet.
Just think, if every member posted at least once on the same day!
Can you say CRASH?

Curt
Yes i think we had this discussion before. Sure is a lot of views for that amount of members voting. :smile:

http://www.penturners.org/forum/f17/active-members-132774/index3.html
but how many of those views are you bumping it up?:biggrin:

Curt
 

jttheclockman

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Another shameless bump.:smile:
That's cheating.:biggrin::biggrin::eek::cool:
I know but thought we would wake this crowd up. There sure is more than 162 members here. Just like all other threads they fall off the first couple pages and they go into cyberspace. :smile:
Maybe they slipped into the 90 to eternal happiness area.
I wonder just how many more than 162 are actually active members?
I'm sure a lot, but not near as many as there are members I'll bet.
Just think, if every member posted at least once on the same day!
Can you say CRASH?

Curt
Yes i think we had this discussion before. Sure is a lot of views for that amount of members voting. :smile:

http://www.penturners.org/forum/f17/active-members-132774/index3.html
but how many of those views are you bumping it up?:biggrin:

Curt

I could not have looked that many times:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin: See the count has gone up just from this little bump.:smile: It does say something though that the prime pen making years are from 50 to 70. I better step it up some. Have many more pens to make and share :smile:
 

stonepecker

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Had a Mother-in-law tell me one time "You are only as old as the women you feel."
Her daughter was older then I was.

This is just a number. It is what you do with the time that is important.
 

winterwood

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The young age is 0, not good we should all be teaching our children and grand children the Art of Pen Turning or for that mater any craft which uses hands and minds not just thumbs. When the 0 group reaches our age they will ask "what is a pen"?
 

JimB

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No really surprised by this. I belong to the local turning club (AAW Chapter) and it is probably about the same.

Oh, and my vote put my group in the lead!
 

Sappheiros

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Y'know, I should feel out of place being one of the four (reported) turners in their 20s, but I really don't. It really is just a number. It feels kinda special that I got into it so young. I've had many hobbies over the years, but this one is sure to stick. No matter how old or young any of us are, this is a great community! :)
 

jttheclockman

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I think it would have been a safe bet that was going to be the range because just about all hobbies occur around that time because of time and money,but it is fun to see the rise and fall over the years. I see we have our first teenager or at least I think teenager.
 
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