Box Elder Platter

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Project by rockmolsen posted 10-01-2017 01:57 PM 762 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I bought a 6/4 , 9 1/2’ by 17” wide slab of Box Elder. This was the first project done from that slab. I found it very easy to turn and finish. Its 14” diameter about 1 1/2” high. Lots more projects to come from this slab !

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 10-01-2017 02:51 PM

This looks great!! I love the grain and colors. Wow

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#2 posted 10-01-2017 02:56 PM

Very nice Rick, how did you make the pattern?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 10-01-2017 03:11 PM

Beautiful flame in the wood. How did you do the texture/patterned ring?

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#4 posted 10-01-2017 03:13 PM

Looks super very nice,the Box Elder really makes it pop.

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#5 posted 10-01-2017 04:20 PM


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

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#6 posted 10-01-2017 04:59 PM

That is a beautiful platter and the wood is fantastic.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 10-01-2017 06:48 PM

Beautiful platter, Rick. I love the red in female box elder.

cheers, Jim

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#8 posted 10-01-2017 07:04 PM

Lovely piece, really showcases the BE

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

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#9 posted 10-01-2017 09:10 PM

Beautiful shape and wood. Very interesting middle ring carved.

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#10 posted 10-01-2017 10:36 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. I have not had much time in the shop lately for a variety of reasons.

John, I used a Robert Sorby texturing tool using the medium cutter. You can find it here -

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#11 posted 10-06-2017 11:14 PM

Thanks Rick, I hope I get to try one out some day. There are too many great things to do!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 10-06-2017 11:17 PM

Nicely done

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