I applied 6 coats of satin wipe on poly to Karson’s maple burl wood gloat platter last week. This platter is 17 inches across at it’s widest point – if you want real excitement in your life turn something like this on a lathe at 3000 rpm – as they say at the amusement parks “keep your hands and feet in the ride at all times”. Took Karson’s platter and the other platter that I made from the same plank to a gallery show this weekend and had to turn down several purchase requests. Karson’s platter will head to Delaware this week to take up residence. I have not decided what I will do with the second platter.
This is the platter blank that Karson chose:
This is the front of the completed platter:
And the back of the completed platter:
This is the second platter blank that Karson sent me:
Front of the completed 2nd platter:
Back of the completed 2nd platter:
My goal as I turned the platters was to keep as much original shape and bark as possible. I still have one platter blank left and I am saving that for something special.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.