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    Natural Edge Black Ash Plate

    Greetings all

    I am back safe and sound from Cape Cod, despite the best efforts of some of the drivers between here and there. I had a great time and a wonderful host family. Here is a picture of one of the pieces I finished just before I left.



    This is a piece of black ash burl that I obtained on my last trip up to the Cape. I did a demo for the Tiverton RI Middle School and picked up three pieces of this stuff while I was there. According to the shop teacher there, he gets this stuff from someone he knows in the UP of MI. It is not the best picture, and I think I am going to have to retake it. Below is one from the top.



    The plate is 12" in diameter, and approximately 1 3/4" high. It is 3/16" thick, and finished with Bush Oil. I took a chance and buffed it. That went better than I though it might, and I did not have to spend time picking lint out of all the little inclusions.

    Thanks for taking a look.
    Bill Grumbine

    www.wonderfulwood.com

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    Wow, that's a beaut, Bill! I love the grain in the middle.

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    Beautifully done Bill, glad you made it home from the cape.

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    more stunning wood well executed! thanks bill!
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    BIll....beautiful form and finish....the wood has so much going on .....Wow!

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    Really Nice Bill

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    Wow Bill, that is fantastic!
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    Wow is all I can say Bill. It is beautiful. I really like that piece.
    Bernie W.

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    Looks very nice, Bill. I think you're a "cool wood" magnet. The stuff just seems to find you.

    Out of curiosity...when does a plate become a shallow bowl (in your opinion)?
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    Thanks guys! Vaughn, opinion is probably just that. This one has some curvature to it, so it could be a shallow bowl, but it is so thin I decided to call it a plate. It didn't start out to be that way, but some gorilla stuck the gouge in just a little bit harder than intended. Mistakes were made... But, I was happy with the way it came out. This stuff does seem to come my way in an inordinate amount. But I am very thankful for that!
    Bill Grumbine

    www.wonderfulwood.com

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