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Project by BobWemm posted 04-29-2020 08:13 AM 1122 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks again to Alex for the inspiration to tackle this.
The wood used is Purple Heart, Ebony and Yellow Walnut, all pieces are separated with maple veneer.
I had to make a jig to cut the wedges which was a bit of a challenge for me, there must have been a dozen designs before I was happy with this one.
Then after the front and half the underside were turned there was another problem, turning off the tenon and finishing the bottom.
The piece was sanded to 400 grit and then finished with Yorkshire grit and Hampshire sheen.
The platter is 13” x 1” and consists of 226 pieces all up.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

C & C welcome.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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#1 posted 04-29-2020 11:28 AM

WOW,Bob, that is gorgeous. A real piece of art!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 04-29-2020 11:45 AM

my gosh, a fine piece of art and the colors are absolutely stunning, great job Bob

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 04-29-2020 11:51 AM

That’s awesome!

I wouldn’t be upset if I saw some more detailed pics of your sled and how it attaches to your miter gauge either ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 04-29-2020 12:04 PM

That is a real nice piece of segmenting Bob, great choice of woods. Keep them coming.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 04-29-2020 12:15 PM

Wow! Spectacular and beautiful work Bob! You have the patience of a saint!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 04-29-2020 12:52 PM



That s awesome!

I wouldn t be upset if I saw some more detailed pics of your sled and how it attaches to your miter gauge either ;-)

- HokieKen

Hi Mate, Here are a couple more pics of the Jig and mitre gauge

Hope they help.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 04-29-2020 12:54 PM

Hi Jim, Dick, Ken, Bob and Tony, Thank you for the comments. This one was a LOT harder than the first.

So glad you like it.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 04-29-2020 01:28 PM

I like the design – excellent work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 04-29-2020 01:32 PM

I see now. Thanks Bob :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#10 posted 04-29-2020 01:37 PM

very cool

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#11 posted 04-29-2020 02:11 PM

wow a lot of work went into that platter but well worth the effort,it look beautiful.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 04-29-2020 02:19 PM

Kudos to you Bob getting those great results I get dizzy just looking at it and would of gotten confused. Nice segment jig too, they’re a life saver. Hey that would make a cool frisbee too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 04-29-2020 03:14 PM

Beautiful eye catching turning.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#14 posted 04-29-2020 03:45 PM

very interesting

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 04-29-2020 04:00 PM

Beautiful piece and the sled is cool.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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