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Carved rim cherry platter

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Cherry platter 13” x 2”. Rim carved with a foredom flex shaft and a rotary chisel carbide tool. Finish is poly oil by General Finishes.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-17-2018 03:32 AM

Very cool platter!!

Jim

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Pimzedd

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 03:34 AM

Looks great. How about a little more info on how you did the carving. Obviously not freehand.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 05:57 AM

WOW nice look there. A great turn made better with distressing it with a Foredom, or similar rotary tool. Is the cutter conical and laid onto the wood, or circular or drum and swiped into the wood. How long did that take you?

Very eye catching, nice work. Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 08-17-2018 06:55 AM

Eye candy! Beautiful!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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Tayraylor

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#5 posted 08-17-2018 11:02 AM

The cutter has three carbide tips on it similar to a small biscuit cutter. I hold the foredom handle almost flat on the platter with the wings of the cutter perpendicular to the surface.

While the platter was still on the lathe, raised the tool rest about 2” above center (parallel to the platter face) and drew lines radiating from the middle outward. By starting above center, you get the offset swirl effect.

I carve this seated with the platter in my lap and cut from the center outward loosely following the pencil lines. The length and depth of cuts are just random and I judge them as I go. You can always go back and fill in any gaps.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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#6 posted 08-17-2018 12:55 PM


I carve this seated with the platter in my lap and cut from the center outward loosely following the pencil lines. The length and depth of cuts are just random and I judge them as I go. You can always go back and fill in any gaps.
- Tayraylor

Shazam! That must have taken forever. I admire your tenacity. This is a very unique platter.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#7 posted 08-17-2018 01:02 PM

So nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Pimzedd

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#8 posted 08-17-2018 01:11 PM

Thanks for the description Ray. I am just finishing my first turned bowl. May have to give that a try. I really like it.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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Tayraylor

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#9 posted 08-17-2018 01:44 PM

I meant to add how long the carving took. It was 30 minutes. It really goes fast with the Rotary Chisel.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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#10 posted 08-17-2018 02:13 PM

very nice …. GREAT JOB :<))

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#11 posted 08-17-2018 02:33 PM

Beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#12 posted 08-17-2018 02:42 PM

This is a different beautiful. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 08-17-2018 03:32 PM

That’s beautiful!! Great work

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#14 posted 08-17-2018 11:47 PM

Beautiful platter!

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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#15 posted 08-18-2018 01:36 AM

Very attractive.

-- Julian

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