Journey into Woodturning #63: Display plate/dome

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 06-22-2021 02:06 PM 970 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up the 9-inch cake dome and managed to have just the right size wood for the project. I am pretty sure this is African Mahogany, but I could be wrong. The golden grain with amber shine, is what makes me think this is African Mahogany. That plus the fibrous strands on the rough cuts tends to point me that way too.

I decided I was going with the glue block for this project. Seemed like the easiest way to get the mortise established. I coved out the bottom and made the base as wide as possible, while giving it a little flare and design. The sides were smooth and very plain, so I dropped a couple of grooves to dress it up.

The top was raised by cutting the edge like a very large tenon, for the glass dome to secure against. The outer edge to the sides I rounded off slightly, whether anyone notices or not I think it adds to the piece.

Here’s this weeks video: Display plate/dome

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