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Project by Vince posted 01-12-2009 12:17 AM 1228 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these platters for Christmas gifts, The Base is Poplar with a walnut rim and the other one has a babinga, walnut and maple rim.

-- Vince

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#1 posted 01-12-2009 12:33 AM

I’ve got to start turning sometime…these are beautiful…

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#2 posted 01-12-2009 02:06 AM

Thanks Barry


-- Vince

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#3 posted 01-12-2009 02:24 AM

Beautiful platters – love ‘em all.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-13-2009 02:42 AM

Thanks, there are fun and easy to make. I made five of them and gave them all away for Christmas and was a big hit.


-- Vince

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 05:17 AM

How did you hold the platter to finish the front? Did you glue a spiggot on the back or cut in a pocket to grab it with a chuck?

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

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 05:19 AM

Nice platter Vince

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-09-2010 06:02 AM

Jim, I use a face plate and waste block, and I turn the front of the platter first then remove the waste block and remount it to the lathe using a donut chuck. My last platter I made was too big for my donut chuck so I bought a vacuum chuck and it works well as long as you don’t get to aggressive with the cuts.

-- Vince

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