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ANOTHER STRIPED PLATTER

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Project by Cliff posted 09-30-2020 12:29 AM 478 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings Everyone,

The Platter is made of strips of whatever wood I had in stock.Mainly all Hard Wood. There is a little bit of Pine in there. Also the White Wood is Pallet Wood. I would say some kind of Pine.

PLATTER SIZE IS 10 1/2 inches Diameter. 1 inch Deep.

Finish is 3 Coats of CABOTS Bench Top Varnish, Water Based.

The Lip of the Platter was much bigger and was looking pretty good, ” BUT YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE IT”
I was happily sanding away and noticed a glint of Silver. Yep…There it was , the ends of a staple poking out.
It had to be removed. Particularly as the Platter was for a Friends Wife.
So by the time I removed the Staple there was a nice Gouge in the wood right on the edge. To rectify the problem it was necessary to Turn and sand more wood off. So that is why the Platter has only a very small low Lip around the edge.

Have a great Day. Happy and Safe Wood Working,

Regards….......Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 09-30-2020 01:28 AM

Very nice Cliff, great use of the spare wood. How are things going up your way, our state is stuffed at the moment. Cheers.

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

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 09-30-2020 02:09 AM

I like the stripes Cliff. It looks nice enough to use for anything. Too bad about the staple. The first plate I turned I started cutting into one of the screws from the face plate. LOL. After that I started gluing on tenons.

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

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Cliff

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#3 posted 09-30-2020 02:52 AM

G’day Bob. Thank you for the nice comment.

Yes we are all very concerned for you down South. We are lucky that its a Large State and can have free movement. So far no compulsory wearing of face masks. I did buy some just in case the Govt suddenly says we have to.
Lets hope things get a whole lot better soon. Best wishes Bob.

Regards…..Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#4 posted 09-30-2020 03:05 AM

HI Dave. Thank you. Yes that rotten staple was a pest….but that’s all part of wood working.

My goodness I feel your pain regarding the Screws from the face plate. I glued a sacrificial piece of hardwood as I was very concerned about the screws.
One of my favourite Tricks is turning through the bottom of a bowl…That is great fun and a good way to use language I normally don’t use.
I was concerned at first as to weather the Tite Bond 3 would hold, but to my great pleasure it held as good as gold.

While I think of it Dave. On your last Project, you had a very nice imprint on the Base of your Bowl. Did you have a stamp made.
I would like to start marking my projects.

But if I wanted to add the date I guess that would have to be hand written…..Fine Marker Pen???

Regards…....Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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mel52

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#5 posted 09-30-2020 03:08 AM

Sharp looking platter. The stripes and the finish you used makes everything stand out. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Cliff

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#6 posted 09-30-2020 03:17 AM

Thank you Mike that’s very encouraging…Makes me want to run down to the shop and start another project this afternoon. “By George” I might just do that. What a good idea!!

Regards….Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 09-30-2020 04:04 AM

I do so like it Cliff.
The contrasts in the timber colours really add a lot of interest.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Cliff

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#8 posted 09-30-2020 06:35 AM

Thank you very much Peter.

Regards…..Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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hairy

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#9 posted 09-30-2020 11:08 AM

Nice one, Cliff! No one will ever know about your staple, unless you tell them. Good looking platter.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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Cliff

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#10 posted 09-30-2020 11:23 AM

Thanks Hairy…Very wise words….
Regards….Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 09-30-2020 01:14 PM

https://www.rubberstampchamp.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiaHb-_iQ7AIVAtvACh2k0Q31EAAYASAAEgLWnvD_BwE

Hi Cliff. I purchased the Stamp at RUBBER STAMP CHAMP. It’s a ink stamp but with brown ink no one knows the difference. I made up a custom one for $22. I like this better than two electric ones I had. Check it out. You can make your own size and shape with their easy set up. PM me if you have any questions.

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

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 09-30-2020 05:11 PM

Good work Cliff!

Kind of like using up scrap for a cutting board, but with the platter (and rim), you avoid the worries about it being used for food prep and getting all scared up.

I got a flash back to JHS shop when we would glue on a chuck board with a thick piece of card stock between it and the platter. After turning, the paper was split with a chisel and sanded smooth. No chuck screw holes to deal with.

My scrap pile(s) are getting too big, I may have to give your idea a try. Even though I don’t have a lathe, there are plenty of ways to make a square into a disc 8^)

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 09-30-2020 05:24 PM

That turned out just great, Cliff! You have a winner there!

Cheers,, Jim

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

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Cliff

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#14 posted 10-01-2020 01:23 AM

Dave, Thank you for the link and the information. I will certainly look into doing something . (Not ready for the Leather Apron yet) But I feel marking the underside of a project would be a nice touch.

Regards…..Cliff.

splintergroup. Thank you…....Yes I think you would enjoy gluing the wood together. It is amazing what can be achieved when all kinds of wood are combined. If you consider getting a Lathe, it could be very handy for you.
That is is a great idea of gluing on a chuck board.
I would be very interested in your method of turning a square into a Disc.

Regards….Cliff.

Thank you Jim….Regards….Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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splintergroup

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#15 posted 10-02-2020 03:20 PM

Cliff,

I’ll often use a simple bandsaw jig to make a circle, but for when I need a “nice” surface I’ll use a similar jig on the router table:

The hardboard with the pilot hole is held on with double sided tape. For a disc without the center removed I use the same hardboard technique with a shorter pilot pin (therefore no hole in the workpiece).
Not nearly as fast and easy as a lathe, but quicker than shaping a circle on a rough patch of sidewalk 8^)

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