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Project by Cliff posted 10-23-2020 10:47 AM 507 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Niece is Married to a Builder and he gives me off cuts of wood from time to time. Very generous of him as some of these off cuts are really nice timber.
He did tell me what kind of wood I used in this Platter. I know the White wood is a Pine but I cant remember the name of the light tan wood. it has nice grain and a slight swirl.

The Platter is very Basic but a good shape for me to learn and Improve my turning. No disasters this time everything stayed in tact. I was a bit worried at removing the Sacrificial piece of Hard Wood for the Face Plate, But with the aid of Cole Jaws it dissolved into sawdust nicely. Then with the Round Nose Scraper it turned out fine. I must have been holding my Tongue at the Correct angle.

Sorry there are no progress Photos. I got over excited at making the Platter and forgot about Pictures.

The Diameter is 10 1/2 inches and it is around 11/16 inch Deep.
It is finished with 3 Coats of CABOTS Food Safe Bench Top Finish. I had planned at having a High Gloss Finish, but after gently Rubbing with 0000 Super Fine Steel Wool, I thought perhaps the soft Matt Finish would look OK.

Kind regards to all LumberJocks.

Safe and Happy Wood Working.

Cliff.

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 10-23-2020 11:28 AM

Another nice one Cliff, your getting good at these platters. Nice to have a relation with wood offcuts. Keep them coming. Cheers.

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

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Cliff

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 12:08 PM

Thanks Bob…Yes plenty of practice is the Key. managed to avoid those horrible catches this time.

Regards…..Cliff.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-23-2020 04:59 PM

Cliff, that looks great. You are the village platter turner!!!!!!!! I like the symmetry!

Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 10-23-2020 07:00 PM

Yes very nice Cliff. The pattern looks perfect all around. NO DISASTERS THIS TIME—-LMAO

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

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Cliff

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#5 posted 10-23-2020 09:06 PM

Thank you Jim…Glad you like it. Maybe I could Hang up a Sign….”Cliffs Village Platters”
Regards…...Cliff.

Dave. Thank you. I managed to improve on the pattern this time. Removing the Sacrificial Wood for the Face Plate was not as difficult as I thought it would be. You are right!!!! No Disasters or Rude Language this Time…Ha Ha Ha…
Regards…...Cliff.

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

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John

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#6 posted 10-24-2020 05:01 PM

Good lathe work Cliff, nice clean lines on your platter!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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crowie

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#7 posted 10-24-2020 10:37 PM

Well done Cliff, the tan timber has some pretty grain.
Good repurpose of it, I so dislike seeing good timber binned
Keep up the good work sir.

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

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Cliff

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#8 posted 10-25-2020 12:13 AM

John. Thank you very much. I am flattered, as when I looked at your Beautiful Creations that is indeed generous of you.
I get more time these days and therefore more practice and Turning is very enjoyable. I can see it as a never ending Journey of learning.

Regards…..Cliff

Peter, Thank you very much and I am pleased that you like the Timber. To think that all over the Country folks are chucking some beautiful wood in their fires. I have friends up in the Bush from here and they remark that when splitting wood for the fire it reveals some beautiful grains.
Regards…...Cliff.

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

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mel52

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#9 posted 10-25-2020 04:32 AM

Beautiful platter and the pine strips really bring out the looks of the darker wood. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Paul Mayer

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#10 posted 10-28-2020 02:52 PM

Nice work!

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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Cliff

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#11 posted 10-28-2020 11:34 PM

Hi Mike. Thank you. Yes I like to put in the Pine Strips for a bit of relief. Platters are good fun to make.
Regards…...Cliff

Paul Mayer. Thank you.
Regards…...Cliff.

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

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