Yes it's Pine- 1st Winged Platter

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Project by doubleDD posted 06-01-2016 05:35 PM 1610 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try a winged platter and didn’t want to destroy a good piece of lumber so I had this piece of 2×12 left over from my sons water bed frame and used it. I’m surprised at the grain it had after running it through the planer to get the stain off. It was pretty much a success turning it and I learned a lot. Not much wing with only a 1 1/2’’ thick piece but I’m happy. Even my wife says it’s a good start to a center piece.
It’s 11’’ square and finished with poly and a little buffing. Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 06-01-2016 05:44 PM

You hit a grand slam on this. From your skills to the grain of that piece of wood, it don’t get much better. I really like this. Would look good anywhere you put it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 05:52 PM

This is a really amazing display of skill, from the concept, to the execution, and the finish is stunning as well. Well done! 5 stars.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 06:22 PM

YUP AND YUP and HELL YES! Great Job! All the way!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 06:26 PM

the exceptional work of Dave, beautiful wood, and as Jerry says … 5 stars

-- bambi

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 06:44 PM

Beautiful bowl and great finish!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-01-2016 06:48 PM

Thanks Jay. The unusual grain makes it look cool.

Thanks Jerry. This is the first time I used my nw buffing system, still have a lot to learn.

Thanks ralbuck.

Thanks bambi, it’s a nice piece but I have a way to go to make it exceptional.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 06-01-2016 06:51 PM

That is superb!

-- PaulMayer,

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 06-01-2016 06:57 PM

Beautiful platter! Super COOL! No words to say it better…

I wonder if the wings were angled just right if it wouldn’t actually FLY? Throw it with a lot of spin like a Frisbie, etc.
... and with some special holes in the wings, it might even Sing! :)

Looks like it would have been a little SCARY turning them!

Great wood… Great Job!

Thank you for sharing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 06-01-2016 07:19 PM

Hard to believe its a cutoff from a 2×12…..but I’ll take your word for it…lol. Real beauty you made. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Dan P

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#10 posted 06-01-2016 08:32 PM

That is gorgeous Dave!

-- Daniel P

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#11 posted 06-01-2016 08:50 PM

Stunning, Dave! Are you sure it’s Pine? I did a little looking through Lincoln’s Woods of the World, and wonder if it’s some form of Cedar, which, of course, is Pine of a different sort. When one hears “Pine,” one expects to see straight, thick sap lines.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 06-01-2016 08:58 PM

Amazing what you might find in an old piece of pine, eh? This was an old 2X12PT pine floor joist

I like yours much better than mine !

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#13 posted 06-01-2016 09:33 PM

A fine piece of turning there Dave, the pine has come up fabulous

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 06-01-2016 10:30 PM

Excellent ! Where did you find pine with that grain pattern ? Beautiful job !

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#15 posted 06-01-2016 10:52 PM

I would never have believed it was pine but it looks fantastic and the finish is beautiful.

-- Rick M,

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