Maple and Cherry Turned Platter (8/2007)
Another platter from glued-up 8/4 leftovers from other projects. This is maple with a cherry center strip. The form turned out a bit more like an offering plate than a traditional platter with a wide rim, but I like it. I thought I'd try the Sorby Texturing tool on the rim of this piece, and while it's ok, it's evident that it was my first attempt. After a bit more practice with the other wheels on scrap I'm sure my next uses of the tool will be a bit more interesting. I'm still happy with this piece though.
Woods are maple and cherry. Diameter is about 14". Finish is buffed antique oil.
The rim texturing:
© Copyright 2007 Chris Billman