Silver maple plate

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Project by Tzweber posted 12-02-2019 06:33 AM 392 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Turned this plate on the lathe the other day. Wasn’t sure what it’d turn out like with the knot on the edge but turned out great. Finished with mineral oil and beeswax.

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#1 posted 12-02-2019 02:36 PM

Going to be real hard to get a matching set:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-02-2019 03:23 PM

simply beautiful !

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 12-02-2019 03:35 PM

Yep… Gorgeous!

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#4 posted 12-02-2019 03:49 PM

Fantastic piece of wood and lovely you made it simple.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 12-02-2019 04:21 PM

I also have been turning some trays for Christmas cookies. My big problem is getting the top flat , Ended up
using a piece of wood to fit the area covered with sandpaper. Not the fastest solution BUT seems to work.
Probably need a longer tool rest.
Cold out, no shop time today.

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#6 posted 12-02-2019 05:36 PM

I probably could make a roughly matched set of 4. I sawmilled the log this plate blank came from last winter and have 5 more boards in the boule. This plate came from a crotch section just above where I cut a bunch of legs for a coffee table from.

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#7 posted 12-02-2019 05:39 PM

Do you have a wide skew chisel anneb3? Shouldn’t be too hard to get a flat surface with a tool like that or a flat scraper of any sort. Are you having to reposition your tool rest to do the whole top face of the plate? Could clamp a board to tool rest. I’ve done that before for doing long spindles

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#8 posted 12-02-2019 07:41 PM

what kind of wood ??

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#9 posted 12-02-2019 07:45 PM

It’s made from some 8/4 silver maple I had milled last year

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#10 posted 12-03-2019 12:54 AM

Wow, that is really beautiful. Bet it’s even more amazing when the light catches it.

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#11 posted 12-03-2019 05:26 AM

WOW That wood is saying a lot.

This woodworking stuff is awesome. We sometimes get to show off some of Mother Natures best work, like here.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 12-03-2019 05:49 AM

Very pretty plate.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#13 posted 12-03-2019 05:56 AM

Fantastic figure in that plate!!!!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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