Curly maple plate

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Project by BalloonGuy posted 10-13-2013 11:41 PM 540 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been on a curly maple kick of late, but the wood is so beautiful and such a joy to turn that I just can’t help myself.

The latest project is a salad plate, 9” diameter, and about 3/4” thick, though it’s about 3/16 at the rim. Turning such thin, flexible material is a new experience, and I’m hoping that with a little repetition to improve on this first effort. Sanded to 600 grit, wiped with a couple coats of General salad bowl finish then buffed with tripoli and white diamond.

The last photo shows it matched with the spalted curly salad bowl of a couple weeks ago.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 11:45 PM

Those look super!!

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

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 11:56 PM

Love that curly maple! I understand the kick you’re on as I just finished curly maple drawer fronts for a shop cabinet (actually I’m still working on the finish).

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

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 12:06 AM

Super looking plate. Very evenly grained maple.

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

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