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17" Spalted Maple Platter

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Project by Ken Waller posted 09-25-2009 04:16 PM 1515 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was from a beautiful 17”-dia maple round I’d picked up in BC. It was initially mounted using a screw chuck while I turned and sanded the outside of the bowl. I then reverse-mounted it using the expansion mode of my chuck and turned and sanded the inside. I flooded both sides with CA glue to stabilize the punky areas. The piece was sanded to 2000 grit and I applied 3 coats of Tung oil. After finishing the bottom with the piece held in some homemade jumbo jaws, I buffed the whole thing with the Beall System.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario





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#1 posted 09-25-2009 04:35 PM

beautiful piece! great spalting

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 04:40 PM

Beautiful Piece of wood ken. A great looking platter. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 05:37 PM

Nice work Ken beautiful wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 09-26-2009 03:05 AM

Another beautiful piece.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 02:40 AM

Hi Ken really nice,I had a friend and his wife over for a BBQ and he a piece very similar ).

-- www.markscreativeturnings.ca

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