Save the SEALS

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Save the SEALS
The idea for this came from the seeds of the Queen palm which I thought looked like the head of a seal. Look at the area around the seal heads. I have high lighted in pencil what I perceived to be an image of a seal in the wood grain, this could possibly be the spirit of the dead seals.

Wood Jacaranda ( Jacaranda mimosifolia )
Finish Clear lacquer
Size 360mm diameter 25mm high
Maker Roger Courtney

This is my first posting hope it all works out fine

Please comment good bad and ugly are welcome

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#1 posted 1771 days ago

nice platter

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1771 days ago

Nice plater.
Be careful what images you see in the wood grain. Jesus and Mary might get jealous (-;

I’m sure you will find this site interesting. As you will find out it is a real international site with members contributing from all over the world.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 1771 days ago

interesting…can I have a puff of what you’re smoking. Must be good stuff. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 1771 days ago

Great platter. Nice job on your turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 1771 days ago

Welcome to the LumberJocks…..... You will enjoy your stay here I’m sure.

Your plater looks very good…... and the little “seal heads” add a nice contrast…. Oh and I see them too !!

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 1771 days ago

I also see the seals and you did a very nice job on this platter!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#7 posted 1771 days ago

Beautiful work. Welcome to a great woodworking community.

There are quite a few Jacaranda trees here in Florida. Now, I’ll not be able to pass one without thinking about milling it up.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#8 posted 1771 days ago

Great turning and great imagination.

Welcome to LJ’s You will find this is a fantastic site full of helpfull and knowlegeable people.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 1769 days ago

Very nice platter, I need to make some of these! Well done sir!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 1765 days ago

welkom op LJ,s geniet dit.

-- Johan, South Africa, /

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