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Salmon Gum Burl Platter.

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Project by BobWemm posted 09-21-2014 01:18 AM 1288 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this platter a couple of days ago and it has been sitting, waiting for the camera.
I had to make an extension for my Cole Jaws as they were not big enough to hold this piece. They only go to 10.5in.
This platter is 12in x 2in, was sanded to 400 and then finished with Spray can Lacquer.
Thank you for looking and C&C are welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 01:50 AM

Great platter and very interesting wood. I love that grain pattern!!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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robscastle

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 02:30 AM

Nice work there Bob !

Does the burl take its toll on the sharpness of the lathe tools faster than conventional wood?

I tried to cut some burl with my band saw and ruined the blade in the process !!

-- Regards Robert

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 02:43 AM

The markings are beautiful on this wood. Great color and design.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 02:52 AM

Rob,
This Salmon Gum burl did not seem as hard as most other burls, but I mostly use Carbide cutters so the chisels stay sharper for much longer.
I made a platter from Rib Fruited Mallee Burl and that was HARD. I actually used my angle grinder and cutter to do most of the removal.
I did plan to Core the centre out. HA HA. Never happen.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 03:11 AM

Very nice looking Platter Bob!
I love the warm look of the wood and the dark markings make the it interesting and unique.
Well done!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 08:45 AM

Great looking platter Bob, nice turning and finish to show off the grain.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 09-21-2014 02:04 PM

Beautiful!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Rockbuster

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#8 posted 09-21-2014 03:01 PM

Very neat looking Bob, love the color, and the black markings remind me of fingerling fishes.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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peteg

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#9 posted 09-21-2014 10:00 PM

Never heard of this timber Bob, great job in capturing the character of the wood it has an “ancient” look to it already, this would be a Keeper to me Mate
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Todd Barrone

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#10 posted 09-22-2014 12:09 AM

Wow that grain is amazing, I have never seen any thing like it. Great job.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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BobWemm

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 12:48 AM

Thank you for the feedback.
I really enjoy working with Burl, as I guess a lot of you do also.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 01:14 PM

Beautiful piece, very well done Yes we all love turning a burl

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Thewoodman2000

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#13 posted 09-23-2014 11:39 AM

Very very cool looking piece!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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Josh Carte

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#14 posted 09-23-2014 08:13 PM

This is great, Bob! Very unique wood :)

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