|Project by jeffthewoodwacker||posted 01-15-2011 04:22 AM||1105 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I was recently asked to turning 20 platters that were all to be 9.5 inches in diameter. The order requested that all the platters be 9.5 inches in diameter and all were to be footed platters. In addition 10 of the platters had to have an inlay placed on the bottom of the platter. These are the two prototypes for the 20 platters. I used ash blanks that all came from the same tree. All the platter rim bands have chatter work and the bottoms of all the platters have chatter work. I used a Ryobi recipocating carver and wood chisels to carve the feet for the ten platters. Platters were all sanded to 320 grit and for a finish I used a 50/50 mixture of shellac and mineral spirits. Each platter got 4 coats of finish and then were hand buffed. The inlay is meant to be a surprise for the person who picks the platter up to look at the bottom.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.