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Project by sedcokid posted 10-25-2013 01:43 AM 1084 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A year ago I helped a friend harvest a dead Hickory Tree and he let me have several pieces for wood turnings. I roughed this piece last November and finished it this past June. It measures 15” in Dia and is about a 1/4” thick at the edge. I have multiple coats of polyurethane and then buffed on the Beal. Once done I decided to enter it into our Lenawee county fair here in Michigan and won first place in the wood turning division, which made me feel good but considering I was the only one to enter a project in my class. Fun anyway!!

Thanks for looking, all comments are welcome!!

The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,





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#1 posted 10-25-2013 01:56 AM

Chuck, that is gorgeous!! Fantastic markings!

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

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#2 posted 10-25-2013 02:13 AM

Nice turning. Great shape and beautiful piece of wood.

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

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#3 posted 10-25-2013 03:04 AM

Beautiful Platter Chuck !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 10-25-2013 04:45 AM

Great looking platter Chuck, well turned and a nice finish. Congrats on the award.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#5 posted 10-25-2013 09:16 AM

nice work- the knot gives it some character, and must have been a pain to work around

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 10-25-2013 09:47 AM

Look great.
considering it won a prize some more history pictures would be nice and the process you used in its production.

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 10-25-2013 10:32 AM

Chuck,
No problem with taking those little positive strokes when you can get them. Congratulations! You gotta love that hickory: the color, contrasting and wild grain patterns, etc. I bought a Robust American Beauty lathe for myself for my 65th birthday this year and have been able to tackle some big wood I could only dream about before. Your post is encouraging me to post some stuff I just finished making on it. Too bad Punta Gorda is so far from me. I could turn you loose on some camphor, eucalyptus, or sycamore I have waiting to be turned this winter when you are in Florida.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 10-25-2013 11:11 AM

Very nice platter, the hickory is beautiful….nicely turned

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

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#9 posted 10-25-2013 12:49 PM

That is one beautiful platter, Chuck. I didn’t know you had a Beall system. We should compare notes on techniques when we meet for coffee!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 10-25-2013 02:49 PM

Very nice.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#11 posted 10-25-2013 03:29 PM

That wood is so beautiful and you did a wonderful job on that platter.

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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#12 posted 10-25-2013 03:45 PM

Nice work! Congratulations for the first place.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#13 posted 10-26-2013 12:31 AM

Ah, the hickory grain pattern is awesome. Very well done!

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#14 posted 10-26-2013 12:50 AM

I love the grain pattern of your plate. Great job. Hickory is becoming one of my favorite woods.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 10-26-2013 03:39 AM

wonderful platter,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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