I scored a very large piece of ash from a guy who runs a portable saw mill. This piece measures out at 23” across and almost 48” high and is 3” thick. There are a couple of checks in the piece and by working around them I will get one 20” diameter platter and four 9 1/2” platters.
Went to the bandsaw and cut out the five platter blanks.
I have attached an eight inch faceplate to what will be the top side of the platter. Every hole will have a screw in it before I mount the faceplate on the lathe.
The platter is ready to be trued up. The blank just barely clears the bed!
This will be turned as a platter with three feet – there is an inner circle marked that is 4” in diameter, and other circle marked that is 6” in diameter and a dashed line that marks the middle of these two circles. I used my lathe’s indexing wheel to divide the inner circle into 3 even sections that will form the feet.
I have rough cut the area between one foot – I use a Ryobi carver and an angle grinder to clean out most of the waste area. That is it for tonight, will go back at it tomorrow.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.