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Tasmanian Oak CheeseBoard/ Biscuit and Dip platter

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I finished this platter about 3 weeks ago, made from Tassy Oak (Eucalyptus obliqua). The blank has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years waiting for some inspiration to strike. Eventually that happened and I had to cut the blank round to fit on my lathe.
The completed size is 14.5 in x 3.5in. The ceramic tile in the centre is 6in diameter.
The Platter is finished with spray on ‘Krylon’ clear varnish.

C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 528 days ago

That’s very beautiful.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

13367 posts in 942 days


#2 posted 528 days ago

Forgot, Welcome to LJ’s

-- 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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Rockbuster

298 posts in 1213 days


#3 posted 528 days ago

Way to go Bob That wood is awsome. Can’t wait to see some of the others that I know you have. Incidently, what size and kind of lathe do you have, wish that I would have bought a bigger one, and could turn projects that size. Does it have outboard features?

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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stefang

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#4 posted 528 days ago

Looks great Bob. I love the burl and the tile looks good too. Welcome to LJ!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 528 days ago

I love it, amazing wood and what a cool tile to highlight it. The colors really pop…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 528 days ago

Wow!!!! Just Amazing!
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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BobWemm

585 posts in 530 days


#7 posted 527 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated.

Rockbuster; I have a Nova 1624-44, it has a 16in swing and also outboard capabilities. I don’t have a mobile tool support yet, but am working on that. At this point in time I am happy with the 16 inch. Although I have to say that I have a piece of Camphor Laurel with he most beautiful colours, just sitting and waiting for me. I will have to cut it down to 15 3/4 so that I can core it out and get about 4 bowl blanks out of it.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 527 days ago

What an outstanding wood and turning! Mate you done real well!

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

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 521 days ago

Very nice! Love the look of this piece and the burl is so beautiful!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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