twice turned platter

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 06-17-2008 03:54 AM 1755 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This platter came from a stormed damaged sycamore tree that went down 12 months ago. The first turning was done wet. I wrapped the platter up in several layers of newspaper and stacked it in the corner to dry. Due to my advanced CRS (can’t remember stuff) disease I forgot all about this piece of wood until this past April when I had to think up an idea for a Mother’s Day present. When I dug through my stash of first turned pieces I found this and put it back on the lathe to finish turn it. The entire piece was turned on the outboard side of the lathe and is almost 18” in diameter. Mom seemed to like it.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 06-17-2008 03:59 AM

Beautiful work, Jeff!

How long do you typically allow a piece to dry in the newspapers?


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-17-2008 04:03 AM

great work! turning look so fun, thanks for the post!

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#3 posted 06-17-2008 04:06 AM

Very nice platter. I’ll need to learn a little more patience for this type of thing, I’d probably ruin it by not letting it dry out enough…

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 04:35 AM

Very nicely done. I like the open cell look of sycamore. Thank you for sharing. I bet your mom is a proud woman.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 06:13 AM

Very nice Jeff. That has beautiful grain and you did a great job.

Thanks for posting.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 06-17-2008 03:10 PM

Good use of scrap wood. That is a beautiful bowl. Or indented piece.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 06-17-2008 03:55 PM

Great looking platter. A very nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 06-29-2008 05:12 AM

Nice job…. I’ve never turned Sycamore; how did you like it?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 07-15-2009 03:50 PM

Beautiful! I like its simple elegance. What kind of finish do you use? I have been using urethane, but I am looking to change.


-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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#10 posted 07-15-2009 03:53 PM

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