|Project by Bearpie||posted 11-27-2010 12:58 AM||3443 views||22 times favorited||66 comments|
Flaming Platter 9 5/8” Dia. x 1” H
This Flaming Platter was turned from a 3-way Sweet Gum crotch. I have a bad habit of not taking pictures in progress. I get too engrossed in the beauty of the wood and in my excitement I keep forgetting to snap! I am making a sign to post on the wall behind my lathe that says “take pictures”! I need to take pictures of the wood I start out with and show some progressions along with the final finished piece. This piece of wood started with one trunk and grew 3 branches in a row. I wanted to turn a bowl but somehow along the way it morphed into a platter and I think that was a better thing to have happened! The wood had awesome markings but was bland looking. I decided that it was a PRIME candidate for dyeing and went with black first and sanded it down then red and repeated the sanding and finally I added yellow and buffed it with the shavings from the turning at high rpm for about 10 minutes. Then finished it with Wipe on Poly and watched it catch “FIRE”! Before it was even finished my wife posted it on facebook and I had someone who wanted to buy it. I have not set a price on it yet.
Comments and critiques welcomed!
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL