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Project by Underdog posted 01-11-2017 10:04 PM 885 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first posted a picture of this plate, I posted it on the turning forum, not realizing how the project posts work…
So here’s an updated photo of it on the projects area.

It’s a 10” x 3/4” beech plate, with pyrography design front and back. Took approximately 40 hours. This has been in my wife’s collection ever since I made it. She ALWAYS gets first choice.

EDIT
Posting pictures of my idea sketches I made before committing to burn the plate. I will say I was inspired by a photo I saw in one of my carving books. But this IS my own design…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"





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Julian

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#1 posted 01-11-2017 11:10 PM

Fantastic. Where do you get the patterns/designs?

-- Julian

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UncannyValleyWoods

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#2 posted 01-11-2017 11:39 PM

Amazing!

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 12:49 AM

WOW!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 01:05 AM

Very nice work, looks terrific. Woodburning can really make a woodturning stand out.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 01-12-2017 01:28 AM



Fantastic. Where do you get the patterns/designs?

- Julian

I do several sketches of my own ideas and then pick the best one.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#6 posted 01-12-2017 04:07 AM

Super awesome work. Well done

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

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#7 posted 01-12-2017 04:42 AM

Impressive and inspiring.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 01-12-2017 01:27 PM

Museum quality Underdog! Congratulations and sympathy. I also get “sucked in” to striving for museum quality art. It is satisfying, no question. What you ended up with however is a “priceless” piece of art. You report It took you 20 hours. It actually took you more, but you were being conservative. What do you have there?? At $15/ hr., a $600 plate! I love it. Beautiful. Nobody but your rich Aunt is buying your $600 plate! HERE’S WHAT YOU GOTTA DO!
NEVER start an art project motivated by dreams of financial remuneration. It’ll make you angry. Get a job to make money. Create from your heart for the sake of personal satisfaction. Be satisfied with the feeling of accomplishment that you have made something unique and awesome. And keep creating, you are creating beautiful art!!!

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#9 posted 01-12-2017 01:35 PM

This is a beautiful piece and done so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-12-2017 02:43 PM


Museum quality Underdog! Congratulations and sympathy. I also get “sucked in” to striving for museum quality art. It is satisfying, no question. What you ended up with however is a “priceless” piece of art. You report It took you 20 hours. It actually took you more, but you were being conservative. What do you have there?? At $15/ hr., a $600 plate! I love it. Beautiful. Nobody but your rich Aunt is buying your $600 plate! HERE S WHAT YOU GOTTA DO!
NEVER start an art project motivated by dreams of financial remuneration. It ll make you angry. Get a job to make money. Create from your heart for the sake of personal satisfaction. Be satisfied with the feeling of accomplishment that you have made something unique and awesome. And keep creating, you are creating beautiful art!!!

- Scultoro3

No. Not 20 hours… FORTY hours. Yeah. It took me at least a week. And yeah, it’s discouraging to think that no one will remunerate me for the time put in. I actually charge $25/hr in my home shop for paying customers. At that rate this plate would be $1,000. And if no one will buy it for $600, then chances of someone paying $1K is snowball’s chance in Hades, yes?
Just as well it’s my wife’s plate, huh?

But yes, it was done from the heart and the love of creating. I can’t NOT make art. My family’s home, my relative’s homes, and friend’s homes are dotted with things I’ve made for them. I did it (mostly) for love of them and love of creation. And sometimes I make a little money to keep me in tools, sawblades and sandpaper…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Underdog

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#11 posted 01-12-2017 02:47 PM

Thank you all for your compliments. It’s kind of you to take the time to respond positively to my creations.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#12 posted 01-12-2017 03:56 PM

beautiful work

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#13 posted 01-12-2017 08:52 PM

Amazing work again. How do you transfer the pattern to the plate for burning?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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Underdog

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#14 posted 01-12-2017 09:59 PM



Amazing work again. How do you transfer the pattern to the plate for burning?

- bobasaurus


Thanks Bob.
On this one, I cut out 1/3 of the design I made, and scribble graphite all over the back, and then traced it onto the plate. On the mahogany plate, I just marked the plate into thirds and hand drew it on.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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