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Thread: Maple Chip & Dip Platter

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Maple Chip & Dip Platter

    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.

    Attachment 17637

    Pretty chunk o' wood, if I do say so myself.

    Attachment 17638

    The bowl part is a bit small...

    Attachment 17640

    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.

    Attachment 17639

    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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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    People eat too much dip anyway.

    That is a great piece of wood and I really like what you did with it!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Cotswolds, UK
    Like the edge thickness you have on that one Vaughn, thin enough to give a lightweight look to the piece and yet substantial enough to take regular handling, shape shows off the wood figuring to good advantage also.
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  4. #4
    So Vaughn, you got both lathes operational? Bet you got a bumper sticker on the Sears that says "MY OTHER LATHE IS A PM" Very nice bowl BTW. That Maple looks darker that most I've seen. I like it! Barry

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    San Antonio, Texas
    Beautiful piece, Vaughn! It looks like it will get years of use. Nicely executed.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Beautiful platter Vaughn! Nice form and absolutely love the wood! Glass bowl fits like the platter was designed with it in mind! Very nice work - as always!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    The piece is a definite beauty. The wood I agree is beautiful. Well done. I made some similar to that except used marble in the middle for a cheese and cracker tray or you could use it for chip and dip.
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  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Bravo! Nicely done.
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  9. #9
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    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Beautiful, Vaughn!! Careful when guests get to try it out with Chips & Dip. They may get drool all over that beautiful wood.

  10. #10
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    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Looks great! Could almost be a platter to hang on the wall too. Great looking wood and great form. Well Done
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