Curley Redwood Platter

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Project by FordMike posted 05-24-2010 07:09 AM 1891 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t turned a large Platter/dish in a while needed to see If I still had ther nerve. The wood is some awesome quality curley redwood. The Platter is 22” wide and 5” tall ther is a little natural edge left on both sides. and it is sealed with 2 coats of Shellac. after a day or two of drying I’ll steel wool allover and top coat with Brushing lacquer. I used a faceplate and Bowl Gouge to shape the back and glued a waste block to the very botton outside, turned it over and rough and finished the inside, sand to 320grit and sealed with two coats Blonde Shellac, Comments are welcomed Sincerely, FordMike

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#1 posted 05-24-2010 07:47 AM

beautiful platter

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#2 posted 05-24-2010 01:02 PM

Great platter. I really like the grain, right in the center. Question how big was it when you started?

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

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#3 posted 05-24-2010 02:31 PM

This stuff is a real pain to work. Real sharp tools required. Slow tool speed. The soft/hard texture of the wood makes it extremely difficult to sand. I know because I turned a platter a couple of years ago.

You did a fine job and the curl in your platter is very nice. Well done.

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 04:24 PM

Gorgeous! and massive! I’ve turned platters but the biggest was about 10”-12”.... but 22”! Mike you the man of steel nerves… yes you still got ‘em! Wow!


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#5 posted 05-24-2010 04:57 PM

Nice. Great wood. Looks like you still have it.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 05-25-2010 07:49 AM

Thanks for the kind words. The blank I started with was only a inch bigger,, there wasn’t much waste just the hollowing and from that there was alot. Two shop vac full. Most people are surprised how light it is less than two pounds.

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