|Project by Ken Waller||posted 09-03-2010 02:43 AM||3120 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This platter was turned from a 2 1/2” thick slice of big-leaf maple burl about 24” at it’s widest. I even had to trim off a few ‘points’ so it would fit inboard on my 2436. A customer asked me to turn a flat-top platter so that he could display cheeses (that he imports) at formal tastings and gatherings. Getting such a large and irregular surface completely flat was an interesting endeavour. Sanding was also a challenge. An auxilliary faceplate was glued to the top to allow turning the underside and my chuck, in expansion mode, was used to hold the platter to turn the top. Sanded to 2000 grit, the platter was given 3 coats of tung oil then buffed.
-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario