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Project by MonteCristo posted 684 days ago 1181 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have quite a few Claro Walnut boards that aren’t good enough for use in (large) furniture pieces. One way I have found to make good use of them is in making platters. These two have some nice figure, something that shows up in Claro more often than the more commonly used Black Walnut. The first one is 13.5” in diameter. The second is about 11”.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 684 days ago

That’s some pretty gorgeous Wood. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 684 days ago

WOW that’s amazing such a fantastic piece of Claro and a outstanding job of making this platter.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kiefer

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#3 posted 684 days ago

Those have figure and shape !!!!!!!!!!!
Love the project .
What is the finish ?

-- Kiefer 松

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shipwright

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#4 posted 684 days ago

Lovely figure in these ones. Dwight.
I have one quite similar that a friend recently gave me. :-)

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 684 days ago

That is beautiful. It looks like dish of fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Oldtool

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#6 posted 684 days ago

Very nice, quite beautiful. For us amateurs, can you reveal the process for making these? The lathe work to create such a thin piece must be tricky.

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#7 posted 684 days ago

Nice turnings and gorgeous Walnut : )

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 683 days ago

ooohh pretty wood..like that you let the wood talk

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Schwieb

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#9 posted 683 days ago

Wish I could find some nice walnut like that. Beautiful platters.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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MonteCristo

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#10 posted 683 days ago

Kiefer – the finish is just Lee Valley’s pure tung oil

Oldtool – You could turn something this thin with a flat bottom without a vacuum chuck but having one makes it a lot easier. I had Oneway’s vacuum system for quite a while before I finally hooked it up and have been annoyed at myself for taking so long to do so. It added a chunk to the cost of an already expensive lathe but Oneway is great, IMO the best widely available (but then they are Canadian too . . .). Without vacuum you’d have to stick a scrap disc on it to hold it on the lathe – turning a nice bottom would require doing so twice. Double sided tape might work (so you don’t mess up the one finished side) but I have never tried it.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Gshepherd

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#11 posted 681 days ago

Very pretty looking platters there…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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justoneofme

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#12 posted 680 days ago

Hi Dwight: It was great to meet you and your wife while visiting with Paul at his shop … and a lovely surprise to receive one of your beautifully turned platters! The grain pattern in Claro Walnut is something to behold. Many thanks!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 680 days ago

Dwight,

That’s a wonderful use for the smaller pieces of Claro. The trays are beautiful!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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cosmicturner

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#14 posted 597 days ago

That is some beautiful wood and very good use of it my friend I love the curly stuff

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Tim Scoville

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#15 posted 582 days ago

I love the figure in this. Nice job.

-- Tim S, WA

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