First Unassisted Platter

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Project by Crushgroovin posted 12-07-2010 09:38 AM 1374 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Couldn’t wait to try out my newly learned skill on my own. Just so happens that I have been collecting wood for just such a project. I gave the Black Locust Platter to my Mom as a thank you for watching my boys while I went to the class. Next up was something for the wife to both prove that I learned something and as a small thank you for letting me spend thousands of dollars building my shop.

The platter is made of Walnut. I finished it with 5 coats of a mix of Poly & Watco followed by a good wax buffing.

Just need to cut the tenon off and is compli.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 11:08 AM

Those are well done. You certainly got hooked.
Glad you got onto your first projects so quickly.
That is the big important bit.
Making while it is all fresh in the mind.
Have you considered making a doughnut chuck for the reverse turning?

in a snow covered Scotland.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 03:40 PM

Way to go, the way you learn is by doing!! Great Job, keep it up!!!

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 04:24 PM

Great Start!

I must try and turn one of these. I really like the details in the underside of the rim.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 05:14 PM

looks really nice, I think you did great for first unassisted turning.

-- RStadler

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 06:48 PM

Thanks all!!

Alba, I have Jumbo Jaws to go with my Talon Chuck. Just didn’t have time last night to throw them on and take off the tenon.

Can’t wait to get out there this morning and take a whack at some of the quilted maple I have been collecting.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 09:35 PM


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

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 11:17 PM

Well on the way, good start, nice bit of rim detail also

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 11:36 PM

hi nice work you are hocked for sure the more we turn the more we learn keep on making shavings


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#9 posted 12-09-2010 08:46 AM

Great first!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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