silky oak platter

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Project by Broda posted 05-22-2009 02:05 PM 1467 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got a lathe! yay
this is the first plate I have turned on it
190mm across (about 7 1/2 inches), turned from silky oak

thanks for looking
comments and critquites welcome

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#1 posted 05-22-2009 02:58 PM

Nice turning for a first. Don’t be afraid to take it a little thinner. Maybye get a gauge. Lets you know you much wood you have without taking it off and looking. You’ll learn as you go along. But you did very well for a start. My first sure didn’t look that good. lol.

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

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 03:25 PM

Hey Brody…well done mate….......real nice timber Silky Oak….......lets see some more.

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 03:52 PM

Nice Shape and I really like the subtle foot!

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

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 03:53 PM

Look s like fun good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 02:50 AM

Great first piece, you will go thinner as you get better but a good friend of mine Allen Battey told me once “Turn one thin to show them you can then turn the rest the way you want.”

-- Dale

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 03:36 AM

thanks for your comments everyone,
the picture makes it look a bit thicker than it actually is but i will try a thinner one next time
i like the timber but it makes me sneeze
gotta get a respirator :)

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 01:24 PM

A very nice platter Broda.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 05-26-2009 08:21 AM

Thanks sharad

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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