|Project by rilanda||posted 08-10-2013 08:23 PM||497 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Made these two offertory plates for my local church to celebrate the memory of two local people who were patrons of the church. The plates were made from Japanese Oak 12” diameter X 1 1/4” thick. They were turned first using a face plate to turn the u/side and produce a spigot to allow me to turn the face using a scroll chuck. After turning and finishing with a 320 grit paper they were left in the chuck which was then held in my bench vice to allow me to set out and carve the inscription on each of the plates. The spigot was then removed using a bench plane and the bottom was them cleaned up and hand finished. The plates were finished with two coats sander sealer and three coats melamine lacquer all coats were de-nibbed using a 320 grit silicone carbide paper. The last finish was a wax finish applied with a very fine webbox pad (avoid wire wool like the plaque on Oak) and brushed and rubbed up with a soft cloth to a sheen. RIP Eric & Ida.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.