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This is a platter that I learned how to carve during an Al Stirt class.
His class was one of my favorites.
-- Happily turning on my Robust S16LB "There is no failure except in no longer trying. "
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#1 posted 05-10-2011 07:31 AM
Nice work,is the outer rim dished up or is it flat?
#2 posted 05-10-2011 02:13 PM
The outer rim is dished a little bit, the tips actually drop down. I should re-shoot these pictures and take some of the back and maybe the side.
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#3 posted 05-10-2011 03:04 PM
Sweet! Sounds like a great class.
-- stay thirsty my friends...
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#4 posted 05-10-2011 05:04 PM
love the textures and shapes…
#5 posted 05-11-2011 12:16 AM
Ya know, when I made this I never thought I’d be painting and carving on perfectly fine cherry or maple. I’ve always enjoyed the wood itself, in it’s natural color when finished.
But – I thought I’d take a class and expand my horizons in an area that I didn’t have tons of interest and absolutely no experience. But I did want to know how it’s done. This is my first one, so I look at this like a prototype and I’m looking forward to making more. ;-) I did get to buy some more tools to make this too.
I am going to go take some pics of the back(s), that I should have done when I was all set up. The sun is just about right now, so I’ll post some more of this a bit later.
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#6 posted 05-11-2011 04:54 PM
Really like the platter. great work!
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