Maple and Koa Platters

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 04-15-2009 03:39 AM 1462 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some more platters. The first is a Maple Burl high lighted with red dye. It is 17 inches in diameter was a real choice piece of wood. The second is an outstanding piece of Curly Koa from Hawaii. There was a masive void and fracture through the piece so I stabilized it with a dyed resin. It is 16 inches in diameter.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 03:54 AM

Dale your not kidding these are great pieces! I like really how you blend natural edge & voids with a finished shape .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 03:55 AM

Beautiful and unique, always a pleasure to see your work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 06:41 AM

Nice work ,Another beautiful work of art.

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 12:53 PM

Always a pleasure to see your work. You must live in your shop ;)

‘The Sedcokid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 01:03 PM

I love the edges on the first one.
Very unique. A lot of skill involved.

-- R

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 02:22 PM

Yes that piece was a bear to work with and you came out on top quite nicely. A beautiful piece. A piece from the days of Rome or the Renaissance? It makes one wonder.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 09:12 PM

Thank you so much for posting these great pieces.

-- Scott

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#8 posted 04-16-2009 04:33 AM

I cant tell but did you turn the platter shape into the slab by turning the raw slab? I’m thinking its two seperate pieces but wanted to share the thought.
You acquire the best woods and show them perfect!


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#9 posted 04-16-2009 04:47 AM

The koa platter is sitting on top of the bristel cone pine table.

-- Dale

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#10 posted 04-16-2009 05:58 AM

Bigwood, do you ever use counter weights for turning uneven pieces?

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