Dunno what caused me to leave the bowl in the middle of this maple platter but LOML liked the idea, so it's what I ended up with.
It's 11" across, with a buffed Antique Oil and spray lacquer finish.
Pretty chunk o' wood, if I do say so myself.
The bowl part is a bit small...
But it just so happened that we had a glass bowl that fit the hole perfectly. I couldn't have gotten a better fit if I'd tried.
This is another one of the pieces I roughed out on the Sears lathe and finished up on the PM. The vacuum chuck came in real handy on this one.
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