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Thread: 12'' oak serve platter

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    12'' oak serve platter

    Got lately a couple of oak table tops, 1 5/16'' thick.
    I knew my daughter Karin, can use a lot of stuff for her household, since she live on her own for almost a year, also I knew that she missed a serve platter for snacks or crackers, or something else. So I decided to make a serve platter for her.
    The platter is 12'', and finished with three layers Glitsa, a kind of floor lacquer, so the platter is washable and scratch resistant.
    Anyway I had my fun this week, only the oak was pretty hard to turn.

    Thanks for looking.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Nice platter Ad. I really like the way you did the bottom. The detail is cool.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Looks great Ad, I think it will get a LOT of use!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Ad great looking platter. She is going to love it.
    Bernie W.

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  5. #5
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    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Very nice platter Ad! Looks great as well as functional! I am sure your daughter is going to love it! Nice work!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Well Done Ad. Handmade gifts to family and friends are the best kind.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    Great job Ad,
    Oak is hard to turn but you made it work nicely!
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

    Tom Waits

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice detail on the bottom. I would have liked a smoother transition to the base of the platter and maybe some rounding over at the edge.

    It sure looks very functional though and maybe that is what a serving platter should look like.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    A very thoughtful and functional gift. That platter should serve her well (no pun intended) for many years. The base treatment looks great, too.

    However, now you've done it. I'm thinking I need to make LOML a bread plate/platter. There just aren't enough hours in the day. sigh

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    There just aren't enough hours in the day. sigh
    I struggle all the time with that fact

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