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    Rough turned in 2007, and dried before storing it away with several other platters, some did warp a lot and some not so much, this one wasn't too bad, I did pull it out last year with the intension to finish turn it, but I got side tracked and it sat for a while again, finally picked it up again in Nov.-Dec. last year and turned it, brought it inside to get oiled, as the shop was too cool for that, got the oil on and found a small opening in a bark inclusion, so had to fill it and re-sand and refinish that.

    I think I got 3 coats of PTO (polymerized Tung Oil) on it, a day or two between each coat and then let it sit for several weeks, the PTO has to harden before I can polish it, did that two weeks ago and then made a couple of pictures.

    It's not an easy wood to make foto's from where the grain will show properly, but these are OK I think, then saw that there still was sanding dust still in the bottom grooves when I made the pic's, well so be it, I'm not going to do them again.

    I had another platter that was warped TOO much, so I finally decided that as I had nothing too loose, I'd try to straighten it out, but a large potion the wood stove and place the platter in with a piece of rock on it too keep it down, it was in there for about 2 days, I pulled it out and clamped it so as too straighten it, it has been drying for some weeks already, we'll see if that was a success or not, I'leave it for a while yet ;-))

    comments welcome.
    Last edited by Leo Van Der Loo; 04-02-2021, 03:52 PM.
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    Have fun and take care
    Leo Van Der Loo
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    Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

    I'm not a turner Leo but that is beautiful
    Murray
    Leo Van Der Loo likes this.
    This wood is all clear between the knots.

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    • #3

      Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

      Originally posted by Murray in Toronto View Post
      I'm not a turner Leo but that is beautiful
      Murray
      Thanks for responding Murray

      Have fun and take care
      Leo Van Der Loo

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      • #4

        Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

        Beautiful wood. You brought it out to the fullest. May I ask the diameter?

        Pete

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        • #5

          Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

          Originally posted by QC Inspector View Post
          Beautiful wood. You brought it out to the fullest. May I ask the diameter?

          Pete
          Thanks Pete , I did pt the size under the first picture, you probably did not notice that, 29 cm or 12 Inches

          Have fun and take care
          Leo Van Der Loo

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          • #6

            Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

            Spectacular!!

            Ken

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            • #7

              Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

              That grain is pretty amazing Leo. It seems to interweave and I'll bet when you move the platter under the light the grain is never in the same place. I like the style that you turned. It's less intricate than other pieces you've shown, but I think it's more elegant.

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              • #8

                Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                Thanks Leo. I never look at the bottom of the pictures reasoning the writing is a file number. I'll look closer next time.

                Pete

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                • #9

                  Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                  There was a lot of stress in that crotch.
                  Lucky you.
                  Noel

                  "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
                  'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
                  "

                  John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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                  • #10

                    Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                    Gorgeous

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                    • #11

                      Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                      Originally posted by KenL View Post
                      Spectacular!!

                      Ken
                      Thanks Ken , yes pretty wood, I like it lots

                      Have fun and take care
                      Leo Van Der Loo

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                        Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                        Originally posted by John Bartley View Post
                        That grain is pretty amazing Leo. It seems to interweave and I'll bet when you move the platter under the light the grain is never in the same place. I like the style that you turned. It's less intricate than other pieces you've shown, but I think it's more elegant.
                        Thanks John , yes they usually call it chatoyance, the light will break in different direction as the angle changes, a simple shape, as the grain is the important part, beside a platter is usually a simple shape .
                        Last edited by Leo Van Der Loo; 04-02-2021, 08:33 PM.

                        Have fun and take care
                        Leo Van Der Loo

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                          Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                          That’s a beautiful piece. Nice work, as is all your work!
                          Anyone who doesn’t think money grows on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.

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                            Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                            Originally posted by beachburl View Post
                            There was a lot of stress in that crotch.
                            Lucky you.
                            Thanks Noel , all these bows/lines are the growing rings in the crotch intertwining between the two sides/limbs, there is stress when the tree limbs move in the wind, and gives this wood the grain that has he light break as the angle changes, any stress was given all the time to move out with a slow drying schedule, lots of time given with sitting in my storage, and so it did twist very little, often times the stress is a lot more and then the warp will be a lot more, this is often because there is another limb or branch that will
                            pull more to one side, here's one that pulled more, even though I had installed a staple to keep it from opening up, and that worked good, but it still pulled quite a bit, if you have that much warp on a larger plate or platter, you run out of wood to turn

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                            Have fun and take care
                            Leo Van Der Loo

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                            • #15

                              Re: Black Walnut crotch platter

                              Originally posted by Jim in Burlington View Post
                              Gorgeous
                              Thanks for your comment Jim

                              Have fun and take care
                              Leo Van Der Loo

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