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Project by Dreggy posted 10-23-2014 10:46 PM 1617 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a couple nice pieces of Bubinga, so I decided to see what kind of platters I could get out of one of the pieces. I cut them out round, about 13 1/2” in dia. then glued them to a waste block for turning. I did the wood carving with a Foredom rotary wood carver, then painted the depressions with Milk paint. Finish is with Tung oil.

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 11:02 PM

That’s a great piece of turning, lovely wood with a beaut finish. Like the patterns you carved on it, has made it something extra special. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 10-24-2014 12:51 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!! These are absolutely beautiful, Congratulations on a wonderful job.
Great design and finish.
They are inspirational.
Thank you for sharing.

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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#3 posted 10-24-2014 02:59 AM

That’s simply beautiful workmanship.
The wood is beautiful too.

Nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 06:38 AM

Beautiful platters and the stand also is very nicely done and adds a lot to the display.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-24-2014 10:00 AM

Very nice. Are you experiencing any cupping with the wood?

-- --Dale Page

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Ron King

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#6 posted 10-24-2014 02:57 PM

Very nice. The wood is beautiful, but your idea to create the darker carved out designs really made the platters stand out.

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Dreggy

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#7 posted 10-24-2014 08:27 PM



Very nice. Are you experiencing any cupping with the wood?

- bannerpond1


No problems with the wood so far. Have you had these problems?

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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peteg

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#8 posted 10-26-2014 12:34 AM

Very nice work, I like your take on the enhancements & variations, you tube has done a great job as a teacher :)
cheers
Pete

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

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