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"Spirit of the Ocean", Blackwood Cheese Platter

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Project by BobWemm posted 172 days ago 715 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Acacia melanoxylon, or Australian Blackwood. The finish is many coats of Wipe On Poly and sanding, I lost count of how many, but there are lots. It almost finished up in the bin.

Measurements are 15.5in dia and 2in high, the ceramic tile is 6in.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

C&C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





11 comments so far

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Kerux2

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#1 posted 172 days ago

That is really nice. Love the tile… gives it a unique look!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 172 days ago

Very nice work Bob! The finish looks flawless! I think I can see the refection of the sky in it.
Love the title too! Fit for a ships captain!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 172 days ago

Awesome looking bowl. Yes , excellent finish.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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dnick

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#4 posted 172 days ago

Beautiful piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 172 days ago

Great work Bob, well worth the effort to finish, like the effect of the tile.

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

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YoungWilly

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#6 posted 172 days ago

That gloss… so nice! Was it finished while spinning on the lathe? I’ve never used wipe-on poly, or many finishes for that matter. Great job overall! Love it!

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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Ronald G Campbell

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#7 posted 172 days ago

Great job. Love the finish. The wood just stands out and the grain pops with that shine from the finish. Yes I too like the tile. Nice project

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

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Rockbuster

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#8 posted 172 days ago

WoW!! You out did yourself on this one Bob, that finish is flawless and the wood is exquisite . Great job on the turning, and the tile really gives it character. I think that you already have my address!!

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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BobWemm

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#9 posted 172 days ago

YoungWilly, no mate, the poly was applied by hand, 2 coats then sanded back, then some more coats and sanding and some more coats.
It was frustrating but worth the effort.

Thanks for the comments Guys.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 172 days ago

Bob, this is beautiful work. You’ve done it so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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hoss12992

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#11 posted 171 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Great job

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