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Two more platters, ambrosia maple and walnut

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The maple was exceedingly wet. It took less than a day to curl up as you can see here. The thickness was good and even so it should not crack, but boy it sure left round in a hurry.

The walnut was much more dry. Not 100% happy with the shape of the curve but it'll do. I've got a holiday deadline like everyone else.


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Nice looking platters.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Very nice.
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Great looking platters. The Ambrosia maple one has some great looking lines.
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Is that a platter or shallow bowl. :) Just kidding, nice pieces
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Very nice! I have some ambrosia maple still standing in the corner and I really need to turn it into something as it is just gorgeous wood!

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nice work
i really like the ambrosia maple one
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Nice work Norm.
I like them both. Ambrosia maple is one of my favorites.
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Very nice job on the platters.

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Ambrosia maple is flashier wood than walnut, but IMO the form you gave that piece of walnut is stunning.

More pix of the walnut please -- I'd love to see the side profile "square on", and from below too so I can see the foot (or however you made it appear to be floating above the table).

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Ambrosia maple is flashier wood than walnut, but IMO the form you gave that piece of walnut is stunning.

More pix of the walnut please -- I'd love to see the side profile "square on", and from below too so I can see the foot (or however you made it appear to be floating above the table).

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Sorry it took so long, but here's the head-on shot you requested.

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I've since added laser etching to the piece to make it a Christmas gift as an heirloom platter. The etching seems nicely subtle on this dark wood.

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That looks great, Norm. The recipients-to-be will have a gift to treasure, both a work of art and a fine family heirloom.

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Nice job on the platter and the laser etching.

You just gave me ideas of what to do with the 2 blocks each of Ambrosia Maple and Mahogany I have.
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