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    small gloat

    A guy i did some work for a while back,stopped by the house yesterday. In the back of his truck were these green slabs. Well as i had asked him to be on the look out for any burls,he brought me some. I never did tell him how i wanted them so i guess he thought he was doing me a favorite by cutting them into 2 and 3 inch slabs. He's the head saw man at a sawmill. Well everything here has at least some burl in it.Here's a platter i ruffed out for him, now i need to let it dry so i can get it finished.O just to let ya know this platter is 16".Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice.

    I think the grain will really pop after you put the finish on.
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    Great-looking figure in that platter. Now that he knows what you'll be doing with the burls, hopefully the next time he'll leave them thick for you.
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    i would say you done well with what you had steve!!
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    That will be a beauty when you apply the finish. Looks great.
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    There are a lot of things a 2 or 3 inch slab can be used for when cut up. Half the stuff I make is around 3 inch thick.
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    That looks like it's gonna have some pretty figure in it. Nice big platter too!
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    Nice haul there Stephen. You spoke and he listened now you gotta get him to modify the procedures.

    Nice platter but sorry for my ignorance whats the wood. In the raw state i am battling to work it out. Maple ? I agree with Bernie should look cool when you put final finish on it.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Nice haul there Stephen. You spoke and he listened now you gotta get him to modify the procedures.

    Nice platter but sorry for my ignorance whats the wood. In the raw state i am battling to work it out. Maple ? I agree with Bernie should look cool when you put final finish on it.
    Rob he never told me what these woods were, buy i'm pretty sure this one is white oak.

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