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Project by trifern posted 09-25-2008 05:44 AM 1428 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a platter turned from walnut. It measures 10.5” wide by 1.5” tall. It is finished with tung oil/varnish mixture, poly, and Briwax. All comments, suggestions and critiques are welcome.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 09-25-2008 05:50 AM

You sure did that Walnut proud ! Love the grain pattern and your design : )

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#2 posted 09-25-2008 06:37 AM

Looks great, nice job!

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#3 posted 09-25-2008 08:09 AM

This is cool as usual Trifern! I always look forward to your projects.

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#4 posted 09-25-2008 01:09 PM

Beautiful as usual, no complaints.

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#5 posted 09-25-2008 03:04 PM

All the girls say Wally is great looking, but very shallow. :-)

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#6 posted 09-25-2008 11:23 PM

Good one Joe. Was that a one chuck process?.

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#7 posted 09-26-2008 03:17 AM

Beautiful job, Joe!

I like the way you finished the foot.


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#8 posted 09-26-2008 05:31 AM


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#9 posted 09-26-2008 03:35 PM

Nice work….

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#10 posted 09-26-2008 07:11 PM

Almost missed this. Very pretty result.
How are you making your foot?


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#11 posted 09-27-2008 12:28 AM

Joe, I love the grain pattern inside the bowl and on the bottom. A very beautiful turning. I also love the design, but do find myself wondering that with such a small foot, if something’s placed on one side of Wally, does he keep his balance?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 09-27-2008 05:03 AM

Thanks for all the kind remarks. I really appreciate them all.

Rick, I have not tried that finish. Thanks for the suggestion.

Grumpy, I used a face plate to turn the outside and foot. I then gripped the foot to turn the inside.

Bob, the foot was turned while mounted on the face plate. It is always a delicate balance when gripping the foot between too much pressure and not enough, especially when it is so small.

Martin, Wally remains balanced with most items. He prefers form over function.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 09-27-2008 05:07 AM

Charlie, the girls do think Wally is shallow, but the ladies are impressed with his girth.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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