Spalted Elm raised platter

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Project by PhillipRCW posted 10-03-2017 08:47 PM 1342 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took Monday off to relax from work and the day to day grind. Spent some time on the lathe turning my first bowl. This piece I grew a little more daring with my cuts and ended up doing a small raised platter. My finish cuts are a lot better, but far from perfect. Spent a good 30 minutes with sand paper all the way to 600 grit. I finished it like a cutting board to allow for it to be food safe. I’m thinking this would be an awesome cake platter, but I’m not 100% sure what to use it for. Not even 30 minutes after posting it, it was sold. So I think it worked out just fine.

I will definitely be buying a new bowl gouge and scraper though. My cheapo set is too thin and vibrates too much. I mainly stuck to my carbide tools and then a good skew chisel.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 11:07 PM

Congrats on a cool turning and quick sale.


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#2 posted 10-04-2017 01:34 AM

Looks good, nice job. I have had a hard time getting clean cuts on elm, interlocking grain so I have read

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 11:33 AM

Nice contrasting grain

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 10-04-2017 02:44 PM

This is another fine platter and I love this wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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