Wood Turned Platters

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 1979 days ago 3353 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought that as my primary focus is wood turning I would show you some of my wood turned platters. I am showing you a few platters in some of the series I do. They are Tye Dye a piece inspired by the tye dye T shirts I used to wear in the 60’s, Fractured platters a study in the use of negative space and defects, and Enhanced where I add something simple to highlight the wood without disturbing the beauty of the wood. I hope you all like the work I did not want to do one posting on each piece. If my work gets a responce I will post more. I do much more than just platters.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 1979 days ago

Great plates I also do some from time to time, so I keep my hand at doing them ,vessels ,vases get tiring doing them ,lol

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#2 posted 1979 days ago

Very beautiful turned plates from beautiful wood.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1979 days ago

Whoa, those are great! Glad you are able to pursue your art. Great talent there Sarg! Those are each strong enough to stand on their own. I would not mind a single post on each. Makes your project page look cool, like Trifern’s turnings.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 1979 days ago

Very nice work and beautiful finish.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 1979 days ago

I love the use of space / no space on your fractured platters. I’ve done some myself, but most of those ended up in the fireplace. It is so hard to not finish out the voids. :) Nice work! What do you use for a final finish?

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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#6 posted 1979 days ago

Great works of art. What are your techniques and what are you using for the fill ins?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 1979 days ago

Very very nice. I can tell the finish is superb. I was wondering about the first plate. How did you achieve the rim effect?

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#8 posted 1979 days ago

I use an anoline dye which I burst with alcohol to achieve the tye dye effect. As for surface effects they are either dye, fire, or turn as though the voids don’t exist. My favorite finish is laquer shot over a seal coat of a sanding sealer. I use all kinds of finishes from walnut oil to laquer just depends on the work and what the wood wants.

-- Dale

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#9 posted 1979 days ago

Those are very nice, you’ve certainly got some talent.

-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#10 posted 1979 days ago

There you have it, Please post more.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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#11 posted 1979 days ago

Very nice! Love to see more!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#12 posted 1979 days ago

Freaky, man. Far out! I’m still wearing tye dyes, some things never change. My work has a lot of defects, too. I am hoping to get better. Very good work!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#13 posted 1977 days ago

Nice looking platters. I especially like the “fractured” look. Thanks for sharing.

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

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