Square platter

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Project by jasonborthwick posted 12-13-2014 01:10 AM 1248 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First square platter I have made. It is 5 1/2” square. Three pieces of laminated oak and zebra wood at 4/4 thick turned well but the oak was very unforgiving during rough out as the tool left the wood and reconnected on all corners as it rotated. It was not as dangerous as imagined but you had to be away of finger placement on the tool rest.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 01:13 PM

the oak and zebra wood look great together, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 05:42 PM

Interesting piece. The combination did work well
Did you have any problem with pieces splitting off on the corners? I found that gluing scrap wood on all the edge of 8 corners helped prevent that and the remaining scrap could be cut/sanded off when done turning.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 09:30 PM

Thanks guys for the comments. Les that is a great tip. I had to a couple of chucks fly off the corners but chalked it up to too heavy a pass not that the piece was just unsupported. Thanks for turning on the lightbulb for me. This square thing round thing is new for me.

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