Cheese and Bikkie Platter

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Project by BobWemm posted 03-02-2014 09:08 AM 1379 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I rough turned this green blank 12 months ago and it has been sitting in a box of shavings, just waiting patiently.

It got finished yesterday, so I am happy with that. The timber is Camphor Laurel and I’m afraid that I didn’t give that much thought at the beginning. Consequently it has been sealed with multiple coats of sanding sealer to ensure that the smell does not contaminate the bikkies.

The finish is from heat treating the sealer with OOOO steel wool, just like a friction polish, but retaining a matt finish which is beautiful and smooth.

The platter measures 15.5in x 2.5 in.

C & C welcome and thanks for looking.


-- 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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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 09:59 AM

Very nice platter Bob, you sure got a great finish with you system. Camphor Laurel is great to work with if you like the perfume.

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

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#2 posted 03-02-2014 12:09 PM

Very nice platter Bob and the Camphor Laure grain is beautiful. Plus I think the smooth matt finish really bring out the look and colour of the wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 02:11 PM

Love the platter, but what’s a Bikkie? LOL

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 02:17 PM

Good looking platter Bob, Nice job on getting that beautiful finish on it. I had to look up what a “bikkies” was, LOL!

Slang for ‘biscuit’

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

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 02:50 PM

12 months for one platter. I can ensure you it turned out great. Well done.

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

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 10:19 PM

Love the look of this wood.

I need to ask what it smells like if you are wanting to hide the perfume?

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 10:23 PM

Great looking project here Bob, love that finish as for the wood, I would have sworn that it was a really nice piece of Walnut Pictures sure are deceiving , the first one makes it look like a donut, and the 3 rd one really shows the dishing effect. Thanks to our buddy Tony for finding out what a Bikkie was, I sure had no clue.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 01:59 AM

Thewoodman2000, Camphor is a really strong smell which is excellent for relieving breathing difficulties.
When green the aroma is super strong, I thought that after 12 months it would have subsided, but as soon as I touched it with the chisel, there it was again, but not as strong.

Bikkies are crackers or wafer biscuits. Us Aussies call most of our biscuits “Bikkies”.

Thanks for the feedback.

-- 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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#9 posted 03-07-2014 03:23 PM

Like those gorgeous grains, you have made a beautiful bowl with stunning finish. Great job!

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