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    Icon11 A work in progress.....






    Nothing like jumping right in with a photo!


    As the title states....work in progress. This one sits, drying actually, and tomorrow I'll dump some more Minwax Tung Oil on it and do some more waiting. Not sure I like the 'texturing/lines' I did in the bottom(inside) of the 'platter', but what is done, is done. And I stopped sanding at 400grit....not sure if going further would have done anything more.(Not much for sanding stuff anyway)
    And yes, the platter is a little 'punky' at about the 4 o'clock position in the photo, but it's not too bad as to 'need' anything.


    The size is deceiving, at just a tad under 11" diameter and standing almost 3-1/2" in height....must be the camera in the iPhone? The weird part is this blank was offered on the website as a 'weekend special' for $4.00 plus shipping....and I am so glad everyone decided to let me keep it!






    I have three ERC bowls roughed out(outside) and wearing 4" tenon....waiting on a new chuck. Those are going to be fun....end grain inside turning. But the end result is going to be fun.










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    Re: A work in progress.....

    Good looking platter. Interesting contrast in the color of the wood (not referring to the spaulting).
    What is the wood? You mentioned ERC, but it doesn't look like ERC from the picture.
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    Re: A work in progress.....

    Sorry Monty...Pignut Hickory. Heartwood is nicely dark and the sapwood is creamy colored.




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    Re: A work in progress.....

    Looks great Scott. The contrasting color of the wood and the spalting make for an interesting piece.

    Did you turn this using your new lathe?

    I tried to check out your website (in your sig line) but could not find where you had bowl blanks, and only a couple of wood pen blanks for sale. Just wondering if I'm looking at the right place or if I'm missing something.
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    Re: A work in progress.....

    Doug,


    Due to the size of the bowl blanks...I only offer them on weekends. That way the one of a kind items can be deleted before more then one person can 'buy it'. I've tries offering them all the time, but ran into 'problem/issues'....








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    Re: A work in progress.....

    I understand now Scott. Thanks.

    (still wondering if that piece was turned on the new lathe...)
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    Re: A work in progress.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DougB View Post
    I understand now Scott. Thanks.

    (still wondering if that piece was turned on the new lathe...)




    Yes. It was. Finally got the motor replaced(doesn't have the 'kill switch' on it).
    Been making a lot of 'little bowls'(8" or larger...biggest so far is a 14-1/2"). Planning on doing some larger stuff, but I'm waiting on some new chisels to make it here.






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    Re: A work in progress.....

    Congrats Scott. That probably helps you to forget the frustrations you had in getting to this point.

    BTW, an 8" bowl seems pretty good sized to me. I cannot reasonably make a bowl larger than about 12" (finished size) with my lathe so I'm already impressed by the thought of a 14 1/2" bowl.

    And, yes, it seems like we are always waiting on something or wanting something new with this hobby. But that just keeps it from becoming too boring.

    Have fun with the new lathe Scott (always wanting bigger tools)!
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    Re: A work in progress.....

    Once I feel more comfortable, I do have some 26"D x 9"T bowl blanks out back(Southern Red Oak w/mineral staining). But I'll need the $300 add-on tool rest to do those. And maybe some steroids to lift such a piece up?!?!?!


    BTW, those three blanks I have weigh right around 175lbs each!
    Think maybe some additional weight for the lathe itself might be necessary? But I hope to hear from someone that has turned this large on a lathe of this type to know for sure.








    Thinking video would be best to document such an happening?!?












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    Re: A work in progress.....

    I know that I would love to see such a video

    175 lbs of unbalanced wood spinning round and round on a lathe... yeah, more weight on the lathe (probably even more necessary if you are turning outboard which is what I'm guessing you will be doing). And definitely need big tools (and a big pair as well).
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