turned platter

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Project by craven posted 11-17-2008 10:02 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been meaning to turn a serving platter before the holidays. I finally was inspired by a section of 8/4 hard maple I came across in the shop. Has a great stress line from a stifled branch or ?. Just a couple coats of shellac on it now, a final coat of wax, and its ready for cookies!

-- let the chips fly!

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#1 posted 11-17-2008 10:13 PM

Hey I think that looks good, nice grain and a good form.


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#2 posted 11-17-2008 10:34 PM

That’s beautiful Craven. I like the wood grain pattern.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-18-2008 12:20 AM

Very nice platter. About 9 or 10 inches around?

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

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#4 posted 11-18-2008 12:43 AM

Nice looking platter. I like the grain pattern. What size is it? Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 11-18-2008 04:44 AM

very nice!!!

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#6 posted 11-18-2008 05:46 AM

I agree with Joe, the grain pattern turned out excellent! I like the design too.

Thanks for posting it.

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#7 posted 11-19-2008 05:37 AM

Great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 11-19-2008 12:33 PM

Cookies… mmmmmmmm… :)

Great looking platter!

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#9 posted 11-19-2008 02:28 PM

That is really sweet. That stifled branch really gives it interest.

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