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Thread: Curly Maple Serving Tray

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    Curly Maple Serving Tray

    I've got to exercise my turning muscle a bit, as I'm going to be putting on a Demo in June, so I thought I should dust off the lathe and start to do some turning daily if I can, just to get back at it, it's been a while....






    12" in diameter, about 1" at the rim, the body is about 3/8" thick.

    I've wanted to turn a platter or serving tray out of this wood for a LONG time, and now I've done it!

    It has only a coat of sanding sealer on it and these are just iPhone pics, so I'll put a better finish on it and take some better pics at some point too.

    Nice to be back making a LARGE mess in the Dungeon on the lathe again!

    Cheers!
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    You sure haven't lost your touch. It looks great.
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    Beautifully done! Gotta love that curly maple. I've got to get me some more!
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    Not bad for an out-of-practice home remodeler guy. That looks real nice, Stu.
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    Yeah! Hobby wood working projects are a heck of a lot nicer than remodeling of any kind.

    Beautiful serving tray Stu. I'm eagerly waiting for the finished pictures.

    Enjoy,
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    very nice !!!
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    Lovely piece. You haven't lost your touch

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    Fantastic. Make a bigger mess next time!
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    Beautiful wood Stu...scotch for me please!
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    I really like that Stu, nicely done

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