Turned out to be a Collection Plate

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Project by lew posted 09-27-2015 02:10 AM 1371 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tried something a little different for me and discovered I’m really not very “artsy-fartsy”.

Walnut with textured rim. Texture created with a Sorby texture/spiral system. Painted the texture with acrylic paint from the hobby store then sanded off the high spots. It’s about 11” in diameter and 2.5” thick. Several applications of wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking!

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

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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 02:28 AM


That is pretty nice. I made 4 of them out of Black Walnut but put Wine colored felt on the bottom to muffle sound of change.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 02:35 AM

Looks pretty artsy fartsy to me.
I would love to be able to turn something like that. I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 02:52 AM

Well done. I’d give it the artsy fartsy plus OK. I have the same texture tool but have not accomplished anything that nice yet.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 06:33 AM

Love it, especially the texture result.
Great work and Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 09-27-2015 07:15 AM

Sure looks beautifully done to me Lew.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 09-27-2015 09:14 AM

“Artsy-Fartsie”, my fartin’ arsie. That’s high art, man. Tell me, how did you magage to keeo the WOP from building up in the texture? This is going in my favies.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 09-27-2015 12:28 PM

Looks very nice to me and I wouldn’t put any felt on the bottom…....paper money doesn’t make that much noise when it hits the plate! Nice work and fine skills you have too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 09-27-2015 02:14 PM

Looking very fine here Lew, Is this something that you pass around the shop when guests arrive??

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#9 posted 09-27-2015 02:50 PM

I’d say that is truly beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 09-27-2015 03:15 PM

That plate has a lot of beautimosity, Lew. (feel free to use my newly coined word without attribution…......(-; )

Not sure about the fartsie part, but it is definitely artsy. You took up the wrong profession. Think of all the fartsies you could make well churning out the artsies….......(-:

OK, you are inspiring me to get a lathe. I am retiring at the end of 2015, so should have more time to play. Getting down into the 30’s at night here. Fairbanks had 6” of snow the other day…........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 09-27-2015 04:08 PM

Looks great Lew, really nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 09-27-2015 04:35 PM

love it

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#13 posted 09-27-2015 08:14 PM

This is a real lovely piece Lew, the raised textured ring sets it of beautifully
well done & congrats on the DT3

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 09-27-2015 08:40 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the very kind words. They are really appreciated!

Funny thing was, in my mind, this was going to be a fancy candy dish. I had just finished adding the first coat of poly and Mimi walked by- “Nice collection plate- whose church is it for?”, she said. Oh, well.

Arlin- probably won’t add the felt- maybe a paper towel ;^)

Steve- Thanks!

Dave- this is the first time there wasn’t a lot of tear out. I think it may be because the texturing was done on “flat” grain.

Bob and John- Thanks!

Mark- Thanks! I put the first coat of poly on the texture with a chip brush. That got it down into the recesses pretty good. The acrylic kept it from soaking in so it only took a couple of additional applications over that section.

Jay- Thanks!

Rock- Thanks! Unfortunately, the only visitors to my shop are those who want me to give them stuff!

Paul- Thanks!

Jim- Thanks! Beautimosity- Word Of The Day! Glad to hear about the retirement. You certainly deserve it. Hope you spend every day in the shop. If you are like me- my failed projects would provide enough fuel to keep me warm!

Ken and Rick- Thanks!

Pete- Thanks!

Thanks to everyone for the views making this a Top Three!

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#15 posted 09-27-2015 08:42 PM

Beautifully done. Congratulation for DT3.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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