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Serving tray made from a scrap of figured walnut. It's intended to have drippy stuff in the indent, then dry stuff on the flat - like a soft cheese and crackers, or olives and bread slices. I turned the bowl part on the lathe, and left the drive center marks on the back (see last photo). I sanded the whole piece down to 320, then sanded the bowl down to 2000. You can easily see the difference in sheen. For finish, I soaked it in a bag full of mineral oil for a day - that's it. I'm assuming it will show wear from knives and washings, then I'll just re-sand and put another coat of mineral oil on it.

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Oh, my… I would not use that for it's intended purpose,,, I would hang it on the wall to look at…. What a beautiful piece of lumber….
 

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Great looking piece, I'd hang that on the wall in the kitchen for show…

If you plan on using these beauties for real food, look into cutting board oil for your finish…

Cool man…
 

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Great piece of wood and great idea. Nice combination of cutting board and dish. I may have to use your idea sometime.
Al
 

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That's very nice!
 

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love it.
 

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Great job. You picked an excellent piece for this project.
 

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Excellent job and the grain is beautiful. Mel
 

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Beautiful wood and a nice design.
 

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Beautiful! What speed do you recommend for an off balance piece on the lathe?
 

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beautiful hunk of lumber and a great idea
 

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Walnut sure does have some pretty grain. I bet your gouges had to be super sharp to avoid any tear out. You did a fantastic job! It is beautiful.
 

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What speed were you able to turn the bowl at? You did that walnut great justice, I looks amazing!
 

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i looked at his other project posts, he apparently never responds to comments,or ever says thank you for the comments !!!!this will be the last time for me !
 
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