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Wide Open Weave... as a platter...

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Project by degoose posted 09-11-2010 11:03 AM 1833 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I have not posted a project for a while… this has been in the half finished basket since before the last woodshow….
This is a slightly different weave… more open… background is Hoop Pine… araucaria cunninghamii…. and the weave is Tasmanian Blackwood with Hoop Pine and Tasmanian Blackwood accents…. you may or may not notice the grain orientation.. something I hope everyone pays attention to… the background is fluent…and each weave is cut consecutively from the same piece…
I used the TWC to scarf out the centre and around the base just inside the edge [pic 4]...Light sand and for this platter I have used CHINA WOOD OIL.
As usual I am including a small teaser… last pic

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#1 posted 09-11-2010 11:25 AM

Ahhh another great board, Larry. Looking good!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-11-2010 11:34 AM

Very unusual and beautiful platter. I can see it just oozing with an off white butter cream cake, maybe a caramel iced cake? :) Nice work!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 09-11-2010 02:04 PM

That is an amazing affect you get with your turnings. How do you lay up the boards so they cross one another in the finished piece? Is the last pic one of a layup before turning?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-11-2010 02:09 PM

That is really pretty Larry. A nice change to open up the weave like that.

Good note about grain orientation. And good job getting the design centered in the circle.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 09-11-2010 02:09 PM

This is very nice, Larry. You did a great job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-11-2010 02:13 PM

Jim,

I believe the last picture is his “teaser” picture of another project, according to Larry’s last sentence.

Larry, you always do phenomenal work and this is no exception. I like this one for it’s “open” design. Not so much going on. It’s refreshing.

I agree with you on grain orientation and feel it’s one of those “little details” that can set a project apart.

Another wonderful piece.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 09-11-2010 02:19 PM

Nice Larry.

Lee

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#8 posted 09-11-2010 02:38 PM

One of a kind. Excellent wood choices, and I really like the pattern and details.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#9 posted 09-11-2010 02:44 PM

Very cool Larry!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 09-11-2010 04:21 PM

Nice platter!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#11 posted 09-11-2010 04:30 PM

Looks great… I like the wood choice

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#12 posted 09-11-2010 05:33 PM

It is interesting how simply changing spacing can create such a wide variety of appearances. This looks great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 09-11-2010 07:25 PM

Another beauty Larry! Keeping the grain orientation makes all the difference.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 09-11-2010 08:25 PM

Nice platter Larry. Yes, grain orientation matters and makes the difference.

Can ´t wait for the next

-- Back home. Fernando

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#15 posted 09-11-2010 08:37 PM

cool as always

-- Dreaming patterns

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