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Karson's wood gloat moves to Tennessee #1: Platters on my mind

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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 1868 days ago 1289 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.



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Karson

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#1 posted 1868 days ago

Good looking wood. I wonder if he has any more.

Good luck on the turning. I’m looking with anticipation on the output.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#2 posted 1868 days ago

By the way he used lots of tape because he had to make the box fit.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 1868 days ago

I’m going to have to make a special trip to Delaware to see Karson and see if I can squander some of that wood he will never use…...................LOL

Oh by the way Dad…....... HAPPY FATHERS DAY…..............................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Karson

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#4 posted 1868 days ago

Thanks Jerry. I assume that you are the first of many.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Kirk

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#5 posted 1868 days ago

Jeff,

Now I know where you both live.

I am sorry, but I hope you never do that to me. I don’t even like my e-mail address published by anyone the I don’t give permission.

I don’t think this is a good idea to put anybodies address out on the Internet. Notice I just give the town and not my house number.

W. Kirk Crawford
Tularosa, New Mexico

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1868 days ago

Look forward to the finished platter.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#7 posted 1868 days ago

Kirk just for you I removed the photo of the package.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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itsme_timd

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#8 posted 1868 days ago

That’s some good looking wood. Curious to see how these turn out!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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mmh

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#9 posted 1868 days ago

Highly Figured MAPLE Did someone say MAPLE?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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