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Walnut Platter

Walnut Platter, 14 inches round and 3/16 inch thick. Turned green no checking going on, with a minimum warpage . Stands ¾ inch tall, and finished with seal coat & lacquer.


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Nice grain structure.
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Nice grain structure.
Ditto
Man I'd love to have that lathe of yours.
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Looks good Jeff,
Let us know if anything changes much with it. How wet was the blank to start with?
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That's awesome looking! I love it. It'll fit right in with the rest of your work in your photo gallery. Well done.
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Mike the blank was cut from a 5ft log that was drop of to me about 2 weeks ago. (tree trimers are our best friends,) and so far i have just a little warp but still no checks, platter was turned even in thickest.

Thank all for your comments

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I've resisted asking this, because I always ask the same question;I don't mean to be a pest. I guess the blank was cut in the same orientation as you would have done for a bowl blank? It seems like the grain would be straighter across the face of the platter. Was this a clear section of the log, or was it out of a crotch? I have sections of 30" (? large) diameter clear walnut and some crotch pieces that I want to do something with.
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djg yes it was cut just like a bowl blank. this piece was cut 3in out from the pith. close to the crotch. now the rest of the log is cover in 4in of ice and 3 in of snow..and Thanks it is a great lathe, it was my dream lathe.

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djg yes it was cut just like a bowl blank. this piece was cut 3in out from the pith. close to the crotch. now the rest of the log is cover in 4in of ice and 3 in of snow..and Thanks it is a great lathe, it was my dream lathe.
Jeff, dont feel bad about your wood being covered by ice and snow.....We got 18" of snow ansd 1 1/2 inches of ice here in Tulsa. It's minus 2 degrees right now.

I season wood outdoors in a drying shed. I have a trick that I do with other wood out in the elements to speed spalting. Especially Hackberry. It takes 2 to 2 1/2 years, but I have time to wait
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djg yes it was cut just like a bowl blank. this piece was cut 3in out from the pith. close to the crotch.
Can you tell me if the circle came out of the crotch like the 'red' circle, laying flat on one leg of the crotch but close to the crotch? Or did it come out like the 'blue' circle coming from just one leg of the crotch, but deep enough from within to get the wavy grain of the crotch (so the crotch grain run along the bottom of the platter)?

Sorry for the picture and description, but I've got some walnut to cut blanks from and I want to get as much wavy grain in them as I can. Hope you know what I mean.
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the red would be it but lower on the trunk of the tree. hope this helps you.

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Jeff. You do great work
Is that coming to the meeting thus

Also were did you get the design of the mirror you did
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Jeff. You do great work
Is that coming to the meeting thus

Also were did you get the design of the mirror you did
This was at last months meeting, sorry it took so long to get back to you Ive been finishing our basement.

also here's the link to the mirror i made..
http://books.google.com/books?id=pvY...page&q&f=false

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