Three Sycamore Plates

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Project by Phil32 posted 11-06-2018 06:44 PM 926 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are three chip carved plates done in sycamore wood. The wood was from a large log which was cut into slabs with a chainsaw and allowed to dry for a year. Then rough rounds were bandsawed from the slabs and dried a while more. The plate blanks were turned on a lathe and the indexing head was used to divide the circle into segments. Finally the designs, mostly from Wayne Barton, were drawn on the blanks and chip carved. Note the variation in the sycamore color.

Photo 1 – Sunburst design, Photo 2 – Letter “Z” monogram, Photo 3 – Six-sided design in dark heartwood

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#1 posted 11-06-2018 09:22 PM

Nicely done Phil.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 11-06-2018 10:33 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-07-2018 01:24 PM

Well done Phil and very beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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