First Plates

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Project by saksman posted 06-05-2010 05:04 AM 1242 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided that I wanted to try and turn some plates. They are both maple, the first one is 7” in diameter and the second one is 10” in diameter. They are finished with walnut oil and bees wax. I want them to be food safe. I really liked doing these and told my wife I want to make a set now.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 05:07 AM

these came are super real nice figure too.

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 05:07 AM

Wow! Of COURSE you want to make a set! How many in a set – 4? 8? 12?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 06:36 AM

Nice plates, the wood is real nice. I would’nt of guessed it being maple, the walnut stain made it a lot darker than the maple pieces I did.

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 07:19 AM

crazy figure!!!!

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 12:18 PM

Nice looking plates:

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 02:35 PM


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#7 posted 06-05-2010 03:14 PM

Very nice work, the first one has striking figure that works well on a plate like this.

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 07:36 PM

I love this figure on the first plate. Great work and wood selection.

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 09:28 PM

Beautiful wood. I like the design and shape of the bottom but the top does not match. Why didn’t you follow the outside shape for the inside?

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#10 posted 06-06-2010 07:02 AM

What other woods have you or would you like to turn into more plates? Just try to avoid walnut for food service, its mildly toxic.

-- Dan

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