Cheese Platter

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 05-12-2019 06:49 PM 862 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the notion, at this point:

that, if I finished the outside, I could, then, flip it around in the pin jaws, drill into the other end with an 11/16” spur drill, then go in with a 5/8” twist drill, to make of this a bowl that would be cut off after flipping it back around in the pin jaws.

Then, you’d have to go buy a 5/8” twist drill.

That’s right I did look at one, as I happened to be at Ganahl Lumber yesterday (carving show).

I didn’t think $20 was an appropriate price for a single drill (DeWalt). So, I re-thunk it.

Ahhh. If you have a goblet for your wine, you should have a platter for you cheese. I get it. You’re very clever.

I know it. And, of course a platter is flatter than a bowl. That’ why it’s called a platter. Cause it’s flatter. And, it should have a sort of a handle – a boss, you might say.

Then, I thought that a little cafe table for it to sit on might be fitting.

That’d just be obnoxious.

Way ahead of you.

I’m ashamed of myownbadself.

Thank you And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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View lew's profile


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#1 posted 05-12-2019 07:30 PM

That’s pretty cool!

I, too, think that’s way too expensive for a drill bit.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-12-2019 07:31 PM

Blue Vein?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-12-2019 09:31 PM

It hadder to be flatter to be a platter!! You are so entertaining with your projects!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-12-2019 09:48 PM

Nice work Mork,
I reckon some fractal imagery would look good on the project!..just try and avoid any contact with the blue veins!!
BTW why would you want a 5/8 drill? .... you havent even got a workshop!

-- Regards Rob

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 05-12-2019 10:48 PM

Blue vein? Unfamiliar.
That blue thing the pieces are sitting on is the result of my, so far, first attempt at using casting resin (Famowood) with iridescent powder (Pearlex). I needed a very little bit of the stuff for a crack in a bowl you haven’t seen yet. What was left, I just made a puddle of, to see how it would look. The puddle looks better than what I put in the crack. The puddle was inspired by something deep in my memory. Wait here a minute. I’ll go see if I can find it…

Here it is, from one of my very favorite practitioners of the wooden arts:

Rob: I have what some may call a “workshop.” I call it the Dungeon. If you’re referring to the fact that nothing comes up if you click the “workshop” button, it is that my Dungeon is an embarrassing mess. Only one of my Buddies has ever seen it in person. I haven’t heard from him since. Why would I do that to the rest of you? All that screaming. All that running away. It was frightening. It is enough, in my ‘umble opinion, that I frequently drags you cats around the slop in my head.

Speaking of frightening: I don’t think I’ll ever go near that Fractal Lichtenberg behavior. My Buddies who do that stuff do some very impressive work, and I hold them in high esteem. But, I wonder if they know that, when you’re dead, you’re dead. All the air leaks out of you, and your friends gather around and say, “Don’t he look natural?”

-- Mark

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#6 posted 05-12-2019 11:01 PM

Boy those Leprechauns are getting spoiled. Great work, it takes real skill to work in miniature.

Don’t worry about me, as a specialist in Mediaeval History I am well acquainted with dungeons and I find the trips through your head to be highly amusing (just don’t make me angry, I learned a lot studying the Spanish Inquisition.) LOL

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 05-13-2019 04:26 AM

you saw my efforts on helping to build No 2 Sons dungeon, and as there are now two interested parties wanting a decco its time to expose, ... warts and all!
Come on you know you can do it !

Yeah fractal and blue vein I will leave thatone for LBD to explain, meanwhile …thinking workshop pictures.

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 05-13-2019 12:30 PM

Boy those Leprechauns are getting spoiled. ..... Mediaeval History I am well acquainted with dungeons.....
- leafherder

... build No 2 Sons dungeon....
- robscastle


-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 05-14-2019 03:57 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 05-23-2019 08:45 AM

I was wondering about that little blue puddle too. It’s an interesting to make if you have a little bit of resin in storage that you wanted to do something with. I’d be interested to see what you do with it in an actual carved piece – like all these guys are saying. A blue vein might just look rather spectacular..

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