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Blog entry by SCOTSMAN posted 12-11-2008 01:05 AM 1621 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Her is my latest piece of work I turned this Elm wood (I think) about thirteen inches across the egg is there purely for to show size regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease



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Roper

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#1 posted 12-11-2008 01:12 AM

very nice grain , good job.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 01:17 AM

Beautiful!!!!!

-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 01:43 AM

Great looking plate… What did you use for a finish?

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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lew

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#4 posted 12-11-2008 03:11 AM

Gorgeous!!

I really like the wide lip with the subtle rings.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-11-2008 03:18 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#6 posted 12-11-2008 03:23 AM

Ouh! That looks great Alistar. What did you do on the rim of the platter?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 12-11-2008 09:33 AM

Thanks guys ,on the rim I simply used a very fine marking knife to make some indentation rings then sanded to a fine finish going through the grades finaly using a new 2 inch air driven sander to get an even finish as the platter was spinning . For the for finishing I used sanding sealer ( which I have which is very thick) and then a finish of beeswax. The sanding sealer was aplied liberaly cold i.e when the platter was stationary then buffed when turning to a bright finish the wax was added when the platter was spinning for best effect.kindest regards and thanjks for the encouragement Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 12-11-2008 10:59 AM

Beautiful platter Alistair, great looking grain and fininsh color. That’s a big platter. Very nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 12-11-2008 04:22 PM

Very nice Alistair.

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#10 posted 12-11-2008 05:32 PM

Hey Alistair….....After you use the plate do you wash it or sand it! Nice job. I’‘ll bet a spinning disc that size can be intimidating. Happy Holidays!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#11 posted 12-11-2008 06:43 PM

nice piece

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#12 posted 12-11-2008 07:26 PM

Fantastic platter Alistair . Everything is so neat and attractive. It shows your experience in turning. The size of the dish is quite challenging. The egg in the dish looks very nice. What may be the weight of the dish? Your post has tempted me to learn turning.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 12-11-2008 07:28 PM

Sorry for duplicating the message.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 12-11-2008 07:29 PM

Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 12-12-2008 04:07 AM

Nice turning.

-- Steve-o

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