Journey into Woodturning #80: Hors d'oeuvre

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 11-09-2021 03:08 PM 559 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project was had a great start. What I mean is it had a great plan. In my mind this was going to be simple with minimal accessory grooves, coves, beads, etc. Just a curving side to a base and a shallow platter. After completing the work, I think it’s obvious the wood was a little to thick for the idea.

The wood itself is very pretty. It also known as Red Zebrawood and for good reason. It’s an excellent description of red wood and dark streaks. The chatoyance in the wood rings and clearly defined dark streaks makes the round platter appear similar to the look of Jupiter, missing the eye.

At this point I don’t know if I should keep the platter the way it is or put it back on the lathe and carve out the insides to make it into a bowl. Which in itself might be a problem, since discovering bug holes.

Once I got the flat of the platter established, I stopped the lathe to inspect and found one of the tree rings was eaten up by bugs. Must have been a very tasty part of the tree. Anyway, with the bug holes I’m a little concerned about make it into a bowl and would it hold water? I could seal the holes and fix that problem quickly.

So the question still remains, turn it further or no?

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