Last year I built a cutting board table for a couple and they are getting married this year. I thought it would be a cool idea to make platters or something like that for them. Has anyone tried to turn bamboo before? And also, tried to find "bamboo blanks" and could not find anything large enough, but thought about buying a cutting board and then just cutting that down to platter size? Any thoughts? Yes, I do know that a real bamboo is hollow in the center but, I think when they make the cutting boards they laminate each piece. Would this heat up and melt apart and create large splinters? Any direction might be helpful on what to do. Thanks.