Maple, Cherry, Birch, and Walnut Turned Platter (8/2007)
This piece was a lot of fun. I had some 8/4 maple scraps left over from previous projects, and in an effort to clean out my wood rack a bit I glued some up with a few contrasting woods. I trimmed it up a bit on the bandsaw, glued it to a wooden faceplate, and proceeded to (surprisingly enough) turn a fairly decent platter. Since the wood stripes dominate the piece I didn't want to clutter it up with a bunch of fussy beads, coves, or grooves (although I couldn't resist a few on the bottom). I included an undercut rim on the bowl section and a subtle cove on the rim. I'm very happy with the result - this might end up as a wall hanging.
Woods are maple, cherry, birch, and walnut. Diameter is about 17". Finish is buffed antique oil (which was difficult to photograph due to it's high gloss).
© Copyright 2007 Chris Billman