Willow oak plate

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Project by jaedwards575 posted 04-22-2010 03:25 AM 1903 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This plate is from a fallen Willow Oak tree that came down last year. So far I’ve found willow oak turns and dries better than white oak. (less cracking) The plate is not as deep as I intended because of some nasty inner bark stuff within the wood. I cant remember if I was close to a crotch when I was sawing the wood, but that’s what it looked like. I really liked the wavy grain pattern with the spalting lines.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#1 posted 04-22-2010 03:27 PM

Nice turning.Wild grain!

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#2 posted 04-22-2010 06:38 PM

Nice turning, did you try some Waterlox for a fininsh, it would make it pop.

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

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 05:09 AM

That is some pretty wood. Nice work.

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#4 posted 04-29-2010 05:30 AM

Nice looking plate, great grain pattern. You should make a set from the walnut logs. Also, we need to get a wood burning pen to sign our stuff. We shall sign “The Wood Forge”!!

-- Kelly, Nashville

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