Got an early start on the big platter project today. I use a power carver, angle grinder, dremel tool and assorted shop made sanders to work on the foot detail. I have a Trent Bosch carving post that mounts directly to my faceplate and this makes working on the back of the platter much easier – the platter stays attached to the facelplate until I am ready to put it back on the lathe.
I have just a little bit to finish up and reverse it so I can work on the front.
I have finished the front side of the platter. Sandpaper has not touched this piece yet – sometimes you just get lucky and have a good day!
I have sanded both the front side and back side of the platter to 400 grit and this is what it looks like with one coat of mylands sanding sealer.
I reversed chucked the platter onto the vacuum chuck and finished the foot detail. This is the back side of the platter with one coat of mylands sanding sealer and one coat of Deft satin lacquer. Picture does not do a good job of showing the chatter work detail on the finger hold.
Front side of the platter with one coat of mylands sanding sealer and one coat of Deft satin lacquer. I will put at least three more coats of satin lacquer on each side, let the final coat dry for a couple of days and then buff it out. Will post the finished product in a couple of days.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.