|Project by jeffthewoodwacker||posted 1413 days ago||1307 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Karson recently posted a blog about some maple burl that he had scored and posted a photo of one of the planks. He agreed to send one of the planks to me if I would turn a platter for him. You can see this project blog by going here: http://lumberjocks.com/jeffthewoodwacker/blog/9938. The platter blank that I used for this project was just over 17 inches x 16 inches and 1 inch thick. The completed platter is 17 inches across at it’s widest point. When I drew out the shape that I wanted the platter to be turned my goal was to keep as much wood as possible and all the bark. The platter was turned at 3000 rpm, sanded to 320 grit and finished with 6 coats of satin wipe on poly. Unfortunately the worm that was in the platter did not survive the turning process. This platter will now head to Karson’s home in Delaware.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.