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Large Turned Maple Platter

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Project by Chris posted 05-22-2010 01:29 AM 1722 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this platter last Christmas as a gift for my mother in-law. It was part of a large Big leaf maple crotch slab I have. It has outstanding grain and color. The blank was about 18.5” in diameter and approx 2”thick and finished out to about 17.5” diameter.

An oil – Urethane finish was used to complete it. This consisted of several coats with wet sanding between each coat.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein





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#1 posted 05-22-2010 01:55 AM

Very nice.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 01:59 AM

Beautiful Maple platter and the finish is also spectacular : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 02:35 AM

Wonderful platter

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 02:40 AM

Excellent way to show off a beautiful piece wood! Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 03:17 AM

very nice turning its beautiful

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 04:42 AM

Beautiful platter.

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#7 posted 05-22-2010 05:10 AM

thanks guy’s; i appreciate the comments.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 05-22-2010 05:17 AM

How did you finish turning the bottom? Is there a set of cole jaws big enough for that, or did you use a Longworth or doughnut chuck?

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#9 posted 05-22-2010 05:30 AM

beautiful turning with stunning finish to match..

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#10 posted 05-22-2010 10:13 AM

Very nice platter.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 05-22-2010 05:30 PM

I really like the finish…A nice shine without overpowering the maple

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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#12 posted 05-22-2010 10:46 PM

Aaron,

Actually I did this piece in reverse, so to speak. I shape and sand the bottom first. I shape the foot as a dovetail then pace it on the chuck and expand it to grip the bottom. These are the jaws I use on my chuck.

They give me lots of clearance to do do final sanding and apply the finish while the piece is still on the lathe.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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