Large turned Padauk platter

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Project by MactheKnife posted 11-14-2013 10:19 PM 1063 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a house warming gift. Its about 18 inches in diameter. It was quite a challenge to turn somethigng this size for the first time, it didn’t half make the lathe jump about when I got it out of balance to start off with!

Finish is shellac and BLO

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 11:52 AM

Wow, beautifully turned platter…excellent work.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 02:38 AM

I like this alot. Is that an aniline dye on the rim and the center?........... ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 12:27 PM

thanks for the comments, the dark effect on the rim and centre is done with a blow torch, for the two rings I used a piece of Iroko and friction burned it.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 04:05 PM

Fantastic platter! Beautiful wood, great shape and the the burning added some nice colors to it. Great job!

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