LumberJocks

Journey into Woodturning #72: Ambrosia Platter

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by MovingChips posted 08-31-2021 02:27 PM 353 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 71: Ironwood Bowl Part 72 of Journey into Woodturning series Part 73: Tea Lite Challenge »

This project was mostly about grabbing a piece of wood off the shelf and thinking, what could I turn out of this? As this was an ambrosia maple 9 inches wide round and 2 inches deep, platter would be perfect for this piece.

I discovered a little late, what looked like a nice section of ambrosia. However, it was on the bottom of the design and would be cut away. I had no idea the beaty yet to show itself.

After turning the bottom and finishing with O.B. Shine Juice, I saw this beautiful ambrosia figure appear in the wood. I appeared to look like a handprint. As if someone was holding it the platter like a discus thrower.

The inside of the platter showed a few nice streaks of dark brown against the light tan, but one stretch of ambrosia looking like an imprint of a canoe. It might require a little imagination, but I see it along with the worm holes that go right through it too. The worm holes as I call it, are actually left-over holes from the boring beetles that help make the ambrosia look.

The ambrosia is very unique and make the platter very special, but I felt it needed a little more and gave it an extra flare. I cut in a few groves and broke out the elf tool. The elf tool dents to wood into a pattern. The groves above and below the pattern make it standout. Wouldn’t you agree?

Here’s this weeks video: Ambrosia Platter



0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com