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After seeing the “Trestle Purpleheart Table” posted just a little while ago, I thought that I would post the Platter that I made a couple of years ago. It is approx 11.75in diameter, and was purchased at our Club Exhibition by a Woodwork Teacher from Melbourne in Victoria (Aust).
The finish is Shellawax glow.
Hope you enjoy, and thanks for looking.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 02:57 PM

This is a very nice and rich looking Purple heart platter Bob. Beautiful work and so shinny!

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 03:55 PM

Well done, Bob. It looks nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 07:39 PM

I really like it too. Love the colour.

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 09:59 PM

Nice platter Bob,

Now a couple of curious questions
Q1 What was the size of the original piece of timber?
Q2 I it a solid piece of timber?
Q3 how did you do the radial lines?

Regards
Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 06-04-2013 10:09 PM

Nice!

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 06-04-2013 11:27 PM

Great looking platter Bob, no wonder it sold, Victorian’s know quality. Where is Purple Heart available in Aus?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 06-05-2013 01:05 AM

ROBSCASTLE:- Thanks mate, in answer to your questions 1 & 2- 300mm x 300mm x 50mm solid blank. 3. Set the tool rest below centre and cut the grooves by hand with my Dremel. I’m still working on a Router platform to do that same thing.

BOB COLLINS:- Hi Bob, I got it from Trend Timbers, Sydney.

Thanks for all the feed back. I just love that wood.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#8 posted 06-05-2013 12:33 PM

Hey Bob I like this piece. Nice job

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#9 posted 06-05-2013 02:26 PM

Very neat looking platter Bob, just gotta love that purpleheart.. When you cut the groves, was this a freehand thing, or did you use an indexing system? Mine only has 12 positions,

-- 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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BobWemm

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#10 posted 06-06-2013 01:26 AM

Rockbuster;- Yeh, I used my indexing system. 24 positions.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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