Platter From Queensland Silky Oak

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Project by Cliff posted 07-23-2021 01:42 AM 449 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given some pieces of Silky Oak from my good Neighbour and Friend 2 doors up the road, he was chucking out an Old Bed. So after gluing it into four squares I was able to create Two square Boards. But to ensure the glued joints held securely I glued with the joints crossing across the bottom board. Thus achieving two blanks around 2 inches thick. Although this would mean each blank would have the grain running this way and that way. Anyway I think it worked and to a basic woodworker like me it was a really good learning experience.
I still have the second Blank and in the process of completing the second Platter.
Kev and Kath will Grin from ear to ear, when I give them the Platters

The platter was glued with TiteBond 3. My favourite glue. It was finished with CABOTTS Bench Top Food Safe Varnish. I think it was 4 coats and rubbed lightly between coats with 0000 Steel Wool. I must admit Steel Wool worries me a bit, but I always wear a mask just to protect my throat and lungs.

Almost Forgot….Platter is 9 inches Diameter and 1 1/2 inches Deep.

Kind regards to all Lumber Jocks…...Cliff.

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

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#1 posted 07-23-2021 04:05 AM

It’s beautiful timber and what a lovely gift.

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2021 04:56 AM

crowie…Thank you Peter…. Regards…...Cliff

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

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#3 posted 07-23-2021 01:02 PM

Well a good learning process and a nice looking plate is all you can ask for. Crossing the grain will strengthen the plates nicely. Your neighbors will be surprised when they see how you recycled the wood.

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

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#4 posted 07-23-2021 01:32 PM

That turned out great doing it that way and it will be strong!!

Cheers, JIm

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

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#5 posted 07-24-2021 02:09 AM

doubleDD…. Thanks Dave….Regards…...Cliff.

Jim Jakosh… Thanks Jim, yes I think it should hold together…..Regards….Cliff.

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

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#6 posted 07-27-2021 02:23 PM

Very cool

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