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Project by Bearpie posted 10-31-2011 06:17 PM 1529 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red Oak and Blood Wood Platter/bowl 18 5/8” D x 3 1/2” H 83 pieces Finished with Linseed oil and Beeswax

I finished this one just in time and now I won’t have to fret about it while I heal from the surgery! This is my largest segmented turning so far and was a pleasure to turn (no end grain) and turned easily with no catches. The side wall is turned down to less than 3/16” and the platter is surprisingly light. I’ll definitely be making more of these. The third picture is posted to give you an idea of size!

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 10-31-2011 07:03 PM

Nice work

-- Vince

#2 posted 10-31-2011 07:10 PM

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 07:32 PM

Very nice Making, Great wood grain setting and color combo of wood, thanks very much for posting

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#4 posted 10-31-2011 08:48 PM

Very nice, I really like the contrast between the Oak and the Blood Wood center and rim. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#5 posted 10-31-2011 10:28 PM

Nice bowl and good luck with your surgery.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#6 posted 10-31-2011 10:52 PM

That is one hell of a platter Erwin, lovely blend of timbers & colouring, great result, :))

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

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#7 posted 11-01-2011 12:20 AM

Perfect segmented work. I was waiting for a picture like #3 to meet the real man ID, Erwin.
Are you French back ground?
And wish you a quick recovery.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#8 posted 11-01-2011 12:34 AM

That is a BIG bowl. Awesome work.

What RPM did you start turning at?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 11-01-2011 12:49 AM

Awesome job on making the platter/bowl. You did a great jog in wood selection, it is beautiful.

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 11-01-2011 12:53 AM

I think I started out at around 350 RPM and slowly increased to just under 500. I did not exceed 500 when cutting but went up to near 700 when sanding. The speed at the outer rims is very fast at that size.

I am of German and Danish ancestry and could be a little of everything. Who knows what my ancestors did? What counts is I’m here now.

Thanks for your kind comments.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 11-01-2011 01:31 AM

Thats a nice bowl you have made there, impressive the size of it and the patern and colors are just right.
Ahh a Dane!
I’m Danish my self but never left…
It was really nice for me to hear the rps, I will start slow when I one day get to large scale.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 11-01-2011 03:35 AM

Very Nice!! I really am impressed with the size of the platter and the way all your joints are so tight. Your work just keeps getting better!!

Good luck Erwin on your recovery!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 11-02-2011 06:19 AM

Good job!

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#14 posted 11-03-2011 04:19 AM

There’s something about that rim (pic 2) that really makes it for me. The proportion and shape of it, the way it makes the centre wood glow and its mates in the middle are just right. That centre detail is brilliant too. Hope the surgeon’s tools and thinking are as sharp as yours.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#15 posted 11-03-2011 09:31 PM

Erwin you sure have that segmented stuff going on. That is an awesome turn. Well done & get well soon.

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