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50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #35: End of Day platter

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 08-12-2019 07:13 PM 337 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 34: Rimmed platter Part 35 of 50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 series Part 36: Striped bowl »

Glass artists will sometimes throw all the remaining molten glass, with different colors, into one or two last objects at the end of the work day. This is sometimes referred to as End of Day glass. I figured gluing up a pile of offcuts from segmented turning and other projects was in the same spirit. So, the End of Day platter.

The platter contains white oak, cherry, maple, walnut, beech, red oak and one piece of hickory. And maybe some ash? I would have been happier with the result if all strips had been wider, but I had a lot of 3/4” wide strips left from segmenting, so I stacked them on top of each other. The end result is ok, but I don’t love how the horizontal glue line shows up in the turning.

Diameter is 13”. Finish is EEE polish followed by paste wax.




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#1 posted 08-13-2019 02:31 AM

Nice use of scraps. I like the concept of end-of-day projects.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 08-13-2019 02:31 AM

BTW, I like what you’re doing with the 50 for 50. Maybe next year, I can do “When I’m 64” projects.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 08-13-2019 01:05 PM

Don,

I have been trying to do something a bit different for each project, but I think it will get a little challenging by the time I get to 50. I have enough ideas, but not time for some of them. So i have picked some simpler ones just to get to the lathe. 64 would be amazing :)

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