Recently Karson posted a blog about some highly figured maple that he had scored. You can read the blog here:
http://lumberjocks.com/karson/blog/9086. I responded to Karson’s blog and asked him to send the wood to me and I would turn it into platters. Karson agreed to send one plank from Delaware to Tennessee on the condition that I turn a platter for him. Today my friendly mail carrier delivered a rather heavy package to me.
Once the package was opened (Karson likes to use a lot of tape!) I found that there were 3 beautiful pieces of maple burl planks inside. – all cut from the same board. The largest plank is 16×16x1 and will be used to turn a platter for Karson. This piece has bark on one side that I will attempt to incorporate into the platter design.
There were also two additional maple burl blanks in the wood gloat box. One is 15×15x1 and the other is 14×15x1. Both of these will be turned into platters as well.
The platter that I will turn for Karson will be a gallery piece. As I move along with this project I will continue to post the progress in this blog series.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.