Save the SEALS

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Project by tamboti posted 10-24-2009 08:21 PM 1606 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 10-24-2009 08:23 PM

nice platter

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 09:15 PM

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.

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 10:11 PM

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

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 10:11 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 10-24-2009 10:27 PM

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 10-24-2009 11:35 PM

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

-- Joanne, New York,

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#7 posted 10-24-2009 11:35 PM

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 10-25-2009 01:51 AM

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.


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#9 posted 10-26-2009 10:29 PM

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

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 10-30-2009 09:07 PM

welkom op LJ,s geniet dit.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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