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Walnut Platter with Colored Pencils

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Project by John Choponis posted 08-20-2013 12:05 AM 946 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut platter with colored pencils inset. Had a dream about using colored pencils as accents and this is what I came up with. Thoughts?

John





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#1 posted 08-20-2013 12:50 AM

Cool platter, John!!...............Jim

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 01:21 AM

Thanks, Jim

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 02:34 AM

I love it ! What a neat idea.
I think I’m going to try my first platter soon. Approx. how thick of stock do you begin with an what is the final thickness of the edge?

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 02:38 AM

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 02:47 AM

pretty creative! nice work

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 05:17 AM

Thats a great idea. Thanks for posting

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 12:12 PM

I like the fact that the pencils don’t go all the way through the piece. I am sure you planned that out and had it sketched and measured. Nicely done John

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 12:49 PM

That’s wonderful! Good thinking. It makes a very decorative piece.

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 02:09 PM

It’s different and looks great. Congratulations.

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 02:11 PM

Absolutely delightful.

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 02:54 PM

Great Idea..
How did you set/Seal the colors to not change, bleed?

tnx for sharing

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 07:08 PM

Thanks for all of the positive comments!

KCConst – the edge of this platter is 3/8” thick. The pencils are inset about 3/16”

abie – I did not have any issues with the color transfer from the pencils, but I did use walnut on this test piece for that reason. No transfer during the sanding process. I plan on using maple on my next project with colored pencils, we’ll see it that transfers color.

John

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#13 posted 08-20-2013 08:25 PM

That is cool. I like both the turned aspect as well as the colored pencil accents. Nice job.

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#14 posted 08-21-2013 01:02 AM

Very clever!

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#15 posted 08-21-2013 01:16 AM

Thanks for all of the positive comments.

John

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