Well after my mom got the peppermill for christmas she requested a platter or two. I finally got to the lathe last week and turned a practice one from poplar. Good thing I made a practice one just as I was touching up the bottom I thought to myself that the nub was getting awfully small, and just as I thought that, it broke and the platter got caught on the chuck and tailcenter. I then chucked a piece of Maple burl I had and turned a second platter for her. I think it turned out great, sanded to 600 with danish oil, then buffed. I figured I might as well go ahead and finish the poplar one as well, just has a couple of war wounds. They are both 12" diameter, the poplar is 1 1/4" tall and the maple is 1" tall.
Please let me know what you think.