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maple platter

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 01-06-2009 02:14 AM 1693 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple platter that I turned as part of a production run. The platter is 11” in diameter. Between the raised rings on the top I did chatter work with my homemade chatter tool. I didn’t manage to get a photo of the platter bottom, but there was chatter work there as well. I wiped the platter down with sanding sealer, buffed it out and then applied three coats of Waterlox.

For those of you who have asked I have added a photo of several of my tools. Included are many hand made tools and some home made chatter tools. How many of you lumberjocks can figure out what is home made and what is store bought. I will give the correct answer and identify all tools on January 7.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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Karson

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#1 posted 01-06-2009 02:36 AM

Jeff a great bowl. Add a picture of your chatter tool in picture # 3.

How did the class go this weekend.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 01-06-2009 03:17 AM

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 01-06-2009 04:40 AM

Nice platter Jeff. I like the raised rings and chatter work. Why do you apply a sealer prior to applying the Waterlox? I thought Waterlox penetrates through absorption. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 01-06-2009 04:53 AM

Beautiful!

You know this reminds me of the collection plates that they would pass at church, when I was little. Funny what you remember- probably should have paid more attention to the sermons than the plates.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#5 posted 01-06-2009 05:47 AM

Karson, I will get a photo of the chatter tool up in the next couple of days. Trifern, I used sanding sealer on this piece because there was some end grain that would have absorbed the Waterlox differently than the rest of the piece (I learned this the hard way). The sanding sealer allows the Waterlox finish to be uniform in absorption.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#6 posted 01-08-2009 11:07 AM

Very nice Jeff. great job on the platter and tools.

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

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