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15 inch hard maple burl platter, poly and wax finish

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15 inch hard maple burl platter, poly and wax finish
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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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jockmike2

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#1 posted 08-24-2010 12:13 PM

About an inch thick at thickest part.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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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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FloridaArt

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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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Raftermonkey

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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"

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jockmike2

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#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.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jiri Parkman

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 01:14 PM

jockmike2
That is nice plater and beautiful wood.

-- Jiri

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sedcokid

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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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Jim Bertelson

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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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Jim Jakosh

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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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 04:19 PM

Nice, Mike, very nice indeed!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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BarbS

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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!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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SteveMI

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#12 posted 08-24-2010 04:32 PM

Mike,

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.

Steve.

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mahadevwood

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#13 posted 08-24-2010 04:51 PM

Very nice Platter, Wonderful finish

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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grizzman

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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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mmh

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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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