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Karson's wood gloat moves to Tennessee #4: Completed and ready to travel to Delaware

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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 07-06-2009 11:15 PM 956 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.



8 comments so far

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 11:44 PM

Very nice———Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Karson

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 12:07 AM

Jeff They look great. Sorry you couldn’t make a $million off them. But there is more wood here.

I’m looking forward to giving it to my wife. Our anniversary is in a couple of weeks.

-- 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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 02:01 AM

It looks like both of you made out like bandits. Those are wonderful turnings and it was a tremendous gesture on your both of your parts to share the wood and lathe time for one another.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 02:36 AM

wow that’s some fantastic wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-07-2009 02:36 AM

Karson you lucky dog. Just a side note. I got my lathe inverter back today and should have it running tomorrow. If you have anymore burl you want to share….

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 07-07-2009 04:08 AM

If he’s saving it for something special I wonder what he thinks this is!

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Karson

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#7 posted 07-07-2009 04:16 AM

Lee I think he’s waiting for the $million commission to make the third one.

-- 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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#8 posted 07-08-2009 03:00 AM

Great job. You did a fantastic job on both of them.

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

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