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    Walnut platter

    Scored some english walnut slabs a few weeks ago. I'm on a platter craze now so it fit very well!
    14 1/4" Cheese and cracker platter, 6" green marble slab. I burned the rim and ran a file card over it for some texture, burned the accent ring, but due to sanding, some of the burning was sanded off. Touched it up with some dye and couldn't tell the difference. 2 coats of Tung oil finish. Just have to sand the backside and turn off the tenon. Pic is fuzzy because my tripod ran off. Thanks for looking! C&C always used on the next one!
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    Last edited by Jim Burr; 04-21-2012 at 04:02 PM.
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    Man that's sharp. Love the way the marble blends in with the burning, and the wood. Great job man, keep it up.

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    very nice, I like it a lot.
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    Wow, I really like the two-tone look to the wood. The proportions of light and dark work well for me.
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    Nice Jim. What do you use to burn the rim?

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    Thanks guys!
    Jeb, just a propane torch. I was doing the gradual toasting and it was taking a month...had the lathe running at 75 RPM. So I kinda burned a couple inches at a time and that worked better. Because this wanlut has a lot of figure, it doesn't burn equally...cool effect! With the texture from the file card, it has a old, distressed look to it.
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    looks good jim.. i also like the two toned look
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    That is a beautiful piece Jim out of some beautiful wood.
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    Was this what you had the lathe when I was there? Sure turned out nice!
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    Beautiful walnut platter Jim, but I'm still wondering where the nutcracker and pick tool reside


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