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    Square platters/wallplaques

    hello folks
    Now i know that these pieces will not be to everyone's taste ...but i do enjoy making them and exploring the many different variations.
    they are all olive ash some with ripple and are 3/4" to 1/2" thick and 10 to 16" wide. these were all turned on my vac chuck. they can be hung on the wall or displayed on plate stands.
    any question or comments welcomed







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    how did you get the rough edge on the last one? thats sharp george
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    Very interesting, certainly a unique expression of your likes and talents.
    I would like to see pictures that better portray the three-dimensional qualities of these turnings.

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    larry: using a mini abortech cutter

    Frank: i'll see what i can do... but they are just flat boards.

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    George, I very much like them, WAY cool, and you have given me an idea
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    Very inspiring pieces George as you mention that you are exploring what about at giving a try at offsetting the center depression? Or making them rectangular? I think it would open a thousand more possibilities.
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    I geally like em! I see you have a variety of textures, is that done on the lathe with one of those texturing tools?

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    George, I didn't care too much for the first platter but as I scrolled down things started to get much more interesting. Those are unique and deceptively complex pieces.

    How did you achieve the spiral texture in the second piece?

    I am assuming that the fourth piece had been painted white, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Watkins View Post
    Frank: i'll see what i can do... but they are just flat boards.
    Maybe, but they are SOME flat boards... agree with Frank, would like to see the full aspect of your work... really great looking pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post

    How did you achieve the spiral texture in the second piece?

    I am assuming that the fourth piece had been painted white, right?

    I used a sorby texturing tool-yep white acrylic paint


    Thank you to everyone for all of your comments

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