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Peace Over Three 14 inch (350 mm) Platters

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Project by Big_Bob posted 603 days ago 835 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making my wife a large platter for Christmas my daughters tried to claim it. My problem being that I have two grown daughters and a daughter-in-law. Good thing I had ruffed out three 14 inch platters almost a year-and-a-half ago. As to which daughter gets which platter they are going to pick a number.

I have discovered to key to turning large work is to ruff them out and wait a long time. Good thing I was in Australia for almost a year. It seems that for a 14 inch platter a year-and-a-half is just about right. After ruffing them out, I sealed the back and edges with Anchor Seal to force the wood to dry from the center outward. This seems to be the trick. I used this technique on about eight large turnings and none of them cracked when I finished turned them.

The dark platter is made with Walnut and the two lighter ones are Maple. I textured the edge treatment of the Maple platters with a Sorby texture tool. Finally, they are finished with Butcher Block finish (i.e. mineral oil and wax).

At least we will have peace in the family.
All comments are welcomed

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker





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polecat

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#1 posted 603 days ago

Nice platter’s , How do you like that texture tool ? Did it work for you ? I can’t tell it on the pic.

-- polecat, south alabama

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Big_Bob

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#2 posted 603 days ago

Thanks Polecat:

The tool I ued is the The Robert Sorby® Texturing System http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/3/-/10/49/-/3495/Robert-Sorby-Spiraling-Texturing-System-/sorby. I am just learning to use it mut it seams easy to ue.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 603 days ago

Very beautiful wood and work

-- 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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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 603 days ago

Really nice platters Big_Bob! Wow! May your daughters choose wisely! (But they are all so really cool!) Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 603 days ago

Handsome platters !

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

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SugarbeatCo

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#6 posted 603 days ago

I love those platters. Great work, it is always more rewarding when there’s such a wait. I figured out a way to get some of those fancy textures using my old dremel flex shaft attachment without the shaft in. I have tried a ball bur and a cylinder bur bit with excellent results, and since I already had the dremel and the bits I figured I saved my self a few dollars on the texture tool :P

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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JJones98042

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#7 posted 602 days ago

Spectacular work!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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phillip butler

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#8 posted 601 days ago

great job—lucky ladies- thnks for sharing

-- phil, nevada

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