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I bought a 95lb maple burl off ebay a few years ago. This is a platter I made from it. Plus a few other things.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#1 posted 08-24-2010 12:13 PM
About an inch thick at thickest part.
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#2 posted 08-24-2010 12:30 PM
Very nice Mike, that’s a big chunk of wood.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
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#3 posted 08-24-2010 12:36 PM
Beautiful piece of wood. It will make a nice display.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida
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#4 posted 08-24-2010 12:41 PM
Nice platter. I am wanting to try one of these myself.
-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"
#5 posted 08-24-2010 12:52 PM
Thanks everyone, I made this a while ago, I don’t know what happened to the pic on here. Yea it was fun, I had to have the block of wood delivered to the local IGA because they were the only ones they would deliver too. No home deliverys, too heavy.
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#6 posted 08-24-2010 01:14 PM
jockmike2That is nice plater and beautiful wood.
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#7 posted 08-24-2010 02:18 PM
That is a hefty platter, and a mighty fine looking one to I might add. With being so big was it a job to handle? Thanks for sharing
-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,
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#8 posted 08-24-2010 03:32 PM
Neat wood and nice design. Nicer to work with than the MDF I am currently turning to sawdust…...yuk.
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska
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#9 posted 08-24-2010 03:43 PM
Nice platter. How did you hold it to turn the back side?
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#10 posted 08-24-2010 04:19 PM
Nice, Mike, very nice indeed!
-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com
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#11 posted 08-24-2010 04:24 PM
Very nice platter, Mike. You say it is an inch thick, but how high does it stand off the table? Could you publish an edge-on picture? I’m curious as to the shape down to the foot (and the back side, too.) Really beautiful wood. With it so large, you must have turned it slow! Did you have a lot of deflection at the rim? Or use a steady rest? Sorry for all the nosy questions; I’m just completing one of 11-1/2 inches, and those are my problems with it. I want to hear how others do it!
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#12 posted 08-24-2010 04:32 PM
Like barbs, I am interested in a side view and insights from the turning phase. I’m thinking final 15” round and assuming couple (4” ?) inches thick that it must have been a challenge to mount and get to speed on the lathe.
Definitely a conversation starter. I may have seen it at one of the LJ picnics, but didn’t appreciate the size of it then.
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#13 posted 08-24-2010 04:51 PM
Very nice Platter, Wonderful finish
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#14 posted 08-24-2010 06:10 PM
THATS SURE A BEAUTY MIKE…....LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD HOLD a lot of food…maybe a big stack of hogs head cheese sandwiches…or pickled bologna sandwiches…..man its making me mouth water…...
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#15 posted 08-24-2010 06:17 PM
That’s some beautiful grain on this platter. Nicely done!
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
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