Scrap wood Platter

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Project by LesB posted 12-17-2014 08:08 PM 2010 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Like most wood workers I save scraps of wood, especially hard woods.
This is a 14 1/2” diameter platter I put together from shorts and scraps of wood in my collection. There are 9 different woods in this turning, including Walnut, Maple, Birch, Tan Oak, Purpleheart, Bloodwood, Myrtle (Calif Bay Laurel), and another red wood I forgot the name of. Glued with type III glue and finished with several coats of processed Walnut oil.
My daughter was asking for a large platter so it will be hers.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 08:32 PM

Nice! Did you turn it on a lathe or use a router?

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 08:38 PM

Wow, that is a big one.
Well done. I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 06:10 PM

The platter was turned on the lathe but you could probably do it with a router if you wanted to create a jig. Sanding would be a lot harder.
I subsequently made a smaller 12” plate.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 05:55 AM

Circle itself, however it is simple, but is the best shape (design) in history of geometry. But you upgraded it with, again simple shape, like stripes, but their colours are magnificant. Overal project – I WANT IT.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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