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An Incredible Plate Day – Plate 1

An Incredible Plate Day - Plate 1

I’m not sure if you remember or not but last September I lucked into a fantastic windfall of wood. In it there were lots of blanks, predominantly Ash, that would make great plates. I have been puttering with them, a piece here and a piece there. Well, the other day I decided it was time to get serious, kick some butt and start turning some of it. (According to my wife, “You can’t get anymore wood until you turn what you already got!”) So, putting the pedal to the metal, or rather the gouge to the wood I turned four plates that day. Here’s the first one:

An Incredible Plate Day - Plate 1

This plate is made of Ash and is approximately 7 1/2″ in diameter and 1 1/4″ high with a 1/4″ thickness. It has a bowl-like center which my wife is now using to hold a large candle. It was finished with the Beall Buff System.

Here are a couple of more photos:

An Incredible Plate Day - Plate 1
An Incredible Plate Day - Plate 1
An Incredible Plate Day - Plate 1

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2 Responses to “An Incredible Plate Day – Plate 1”

  1. Lovely grain/pattern to the wood. NICE JOB!

  2. Woodworker's Guide July 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks, Phil!

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