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This project started out with a different purpose. I have a niece getting married later this year and I wanted to make a platter and then carve her and her fiance's name and the date of the wedding on it. I got a piece of wood, but it turned out to have some holes from powder post beetles in it. So I just turned this into a half bowl, half platter. Kind of like one you would put dip in the middle surrounded by chips. It's about fifteen and a half inches in diameter. Some of the pics are deceiving. The outer rim does slope downhill towards the center.
I'll be looking for another piece of wood without the holes for her platter.
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Nice platter Mike. I've been wanting to try my hand at one of these soon.

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WOW Mike beautifull piece,love that design,gotta try one.I think someone will be VERY happy with it
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That is really nice work Mike. I really like that. Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken, or posted videos of your turning techniques? I would be interested to see what it takes to turn a piece like this or your pepper mills. (just curious)
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Nice piece of turning Mike. Like the design. What do you finish it with?
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Bob,
I put three coats of lacquer on it, just rubbing it on with an old tube sock. Then I buffed it on the beale buffing wheel setup.
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I have a tutorial for the peppermills. Send me an email and I will send it back to you.
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That is very nice Mike. I like how you left the little holes. Most people wouldn't have I think it looks great. Speaking of the little holes what are they? I've seen them in wood before but never knew what caused them.

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i hope that old tube sock you used doesn't effect the taste of the dip.

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The little holes were caused by powder post beetles. I don't know much about them, I have yet to read up on them. FF, actually the tube socks that get put out to pasture get one final washing, then my wife puts them in a pile so I know to take them out to the shop.
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I was just givin ya a hard time fire. That platter looks great.

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I know FF. I forgot to hit the . They do really get washed though, or I wouldn't want to use them.
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Nice platter. i also like the design but i like the way you finished the bottom, i seen so many great turnings where the turners didn't put their artistic skill in to that step.. Great Job.

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Thanks Jeff,
I usually at least put a couple of lines in it so I have a margin to burn the date and my name in it.
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Mike that is a seriously cool platter. I hope you got to try it out during the super bowl. I really like the shape and layout of it. Good work as usual!

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