|Project by Ken Waller||posted 11-02-2009 04:55 AM||3130 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Here is a platter made from a red mallee burl (Australia) that measured 10 3/8” x 7” x 2 1/2”
The face of the burl was pretty flat so I used a small faceplate for initial mounting. The bottom surface was turned (with a tenon) and sanded to 2000 grit. The blank was then reversed in my chuck and the upper surface was turned and sanded to 2000 grit. Both sides were given 3 coats of Tung oil then the tenon was removed, the base bottom sanded to 2000, 3 coats of tung oil, then the entire piece was buffed with the Beall system. Final thickness was about 3/16”.
-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario