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Project by BalloonGuy posted 289 days ago 629 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First try at doing a larger, flatwork piece. This one is 10” diameter, about 1-3/4” thick, side wall turned to a bit under 3/16”. Salad bowl finish, so it’ll be food safe.

I’m becoming a bona fide maple addict. There’s a 9” x 7/8 platter ready to go on the lathe next, also in curly maple.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 289 days ago

Nicely turned and a beautiful piece of Maple. Looks perfect for a first try.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 289 days ago

Tom, this is absolutely beautiful. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Joseph Jossem

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#3 posted 289 days ago

yeah real nice the curl is beautiful

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Handtooler

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#4 posted 289 days ago

WOW! You’re a real lathe artist.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 289 days ago

Beautiful wood and nicely turned Tom…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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cbehnke

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#6 posted 289 days ago

i agree with you, maple is such a fantastic wood to use, the figure is so varied….flame, quilted, birdseye.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#7 posted 289 days ago

Very well done. Love the figure in the wood. Someday you might want to dye that figured wood.

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

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mmh

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#8 posted 289 days ago

Very nicely executed. It has a very elegant and sophisticated line and finish. You have allowed the wood to speak and not over design the piece. Very, very nicely done.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 289 days ago

Beautiful wood and beautiful piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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BarbS

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#10 posted 288 days ago

Nice work! and, you have some Nice wood to work with. Beautiful.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 288 days ago

Beautiful piece—both the wood and the craftsmanship. Also, great photography in being able to capture the curly maple.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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lew

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#12 posted 288 days ago

That’s gorgeous!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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BalloonGuy

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#13 posted 288 days ago

Thank you all. Having a beautiful piece of wood is 90%. My 10% was not screwing it up. Really worked at getting that bottom flat without ripples or dips.

Ron, I may have to give that a try. I’ve done some other aniline dye pieces (none on the lathe). You’ve had some great pieces and have been very generous in describing your process.

Mmh, thanks for the comments on the simple design.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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Xyloid_Curt

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#14 posted 283 days ago

Nicely done, you made that maple show its stuff.

-- Xyloid Curt www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations

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thevees

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#15 posted 279 days ago

Great job.

-- Tony, Oakdale, NY, http://www.WoodworkerTony.com

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