|Project by BalloonGuy||posted 10-13-2013 11:41 PM||652 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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